Informed Consent and Disclosure of Surgeon Experience

Informed Consent and Disclosure of Surgeon Experience
Sabha Ganai
Surgical Ethics, 27 March 2019; pp 217-229
Abstract
This chapter reviews ethical issues and legal precedent relevant to informed consent for surgical procedures using a shared decision-making framework. The process of informed consent is examined in a systematic fashion, including reviewing ways to improve doctor-patient communication and important considerations for documentation of the consent process. Disclosure of surgical experience will also be explored, including the complexities of dealing with statistics from surgeon-specific reports. Ethical principles including respect for patient autonomy, beneficence, and distributive justice and duty to tell the truth will be explored as relevant to the doctrine of informed consent.

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