Informed consent for Orthopaedic surgeons in the time of COVID-19: Addressing ‘the elephant in the room’

Informed consent for Orthopaedic surgeons in the time of COVID-19: Addressing ‘the elephant in the room’
Sohail Yousaf, Syed Hassan, Paul Hamilton, Andrea Sott
BMJ Quality & Safety, 18 June 2020
Open Access
Excerpt
…The doctor-patient conversation that occurs following the diagnosis of such an injury is important to fulfilling ethical and professional responsibilities and reducing medico-legal risk. Understanding the patient’s future goals and expectations influences management and is vital to shared decision-making. Surgeons need to enable patients to be fully informed by giving them high quality information about the current evidence base regarding the proposed treatment and the available alternatives and risks…

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