A New Layer of Informed Consent: Discussions and Documentation Regarding Sensitive Examinations in Surgery

A New Layer of Informed Consent: Discussions and Documentation Regarding Sensitive Examinations in Surgery
Surgical Perspectives
Lauren R. Wilson, Courtney Tanner, Sandra L. Wong
Annals of Surgery, March 2022; 3(1)
Mini-Abstract
A growing number of states have statutes regulating the performance of sensitive examinations on anesthetized patients. The scope of the examinations covered includes breast, pelvic, prostate, and rectal examinations, increasing the impact of these laws on surgeons. There is a broadening focus on obtaining consent for any provider and learner performing these examinations.

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