Female patient signing a medical informed consent in front of her doctor.

Comprehension is as important as clinical information when discussing diagnosis, invasive procedures, as well as surgery with your doctor. A health scare will often leave patients both emotionally and cognitively overwhelmed. And unable to fully understand the scope and consequences of the situation at hand. Additionally, the patient must be able to communicate their wishes…

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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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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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