Informed consent can be challenging during “normal” times, but it has become increasingly complicated during the COVID-19 pandemic. The informed consent process ensures that a patient or their surrogate decision-maker understands the benefits, potential risks and any alternatives of a…
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I am frequently asked by my residents, “What elements are needed for informed consent?”  The first place to start is the definition of informed consent.  Applebaum defined informed consent as “the process by which the treating health care provider discloses…
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