Giving Informed Consent: Everything You Need to Know

Male patient reviewing an informed consent contract with his doctor.

Going to a healthcare facility can cause people to feel stressed. Especially when there is a lot they do not know. Various procedures and treatment plans contain plenty of information on the positive effects and potential risks. A doctor has a duty to inform patients of these details. Unfortunately, many medical professionals fail to gain informed…

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Your Self-Reported Pain Levels Were Ignored — What Happens Next?

Pain levels are high for this patient

Pain levels are often a very subjective thing and in many cases, doctors ask patients to self-report their pain. Or, patients may come forward to talk about their pain before being asked. For sufferers of chronic pain, a sad tendency is for doctors to ignore self-reported pain levels, or alternatively to dismiss them. How and…

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