As a patient, you should be asked to sign an informed consent form before any treatment is done. Suppose your doctor advised that your left ovary/testicle was diseased and needed to be removed, and you gave the informed consent to remove the left ovary/testicle. When the doctor saw the left ovary/testicle, he realized it was the right ovary/testicle, so he removed the right ovary/testicle instead without reviving you to get a new consent.
Do you feel the doctor made the correct decision? Why, or why not? What do you feel you as the patient should do in this situation, and why?
ANSWER THE ABOVE DISCUSSION AND THEN REPLY TO MY CLASSMATE’S POST. EXPLAINING WHY YOU AGREE WITH HIS POST. (A MINIMUM OF 200 WORDS EACH)
I feel that the doctor made the incorrect decision because informed consent is when a healthcare provider, like a doctor, nurse, or other healthcare professional, explains a medical treatment to a patient before the patient agrees to it. This type of communication lets the patient ask questions and accept or deny treatment. Informed consent is a process that’s required for most medical procedures. However, there’s often confusion about what informed consent is, what it means, and when it’s needed. In a healthcare setting, informed consent allows you to participate in your own medical care. It enables you to decide which treatments you do or do not want to receive. Also, informed consent allows you to make decisions with your healthcare provider. This collaborative decision-making process is an ethical and legal obligation of healthcare providers. As the patient I would probably file a complaint because if a doctor does not get informed consent from a patient, and the patient is injured, the patient may have grounds to sue the doctor for medical malpractice.