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Clinical Scenario #1: Informed Consent 

Clinical Scenario #1: Informed Consent
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Clinical Scenario #1: Informed Consent
Author(s):

Ruchir Gupta

, and Minh Chau Joe Tran

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780190852474.003.0041
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date: 23 October 2019

In this chapter the essential aspects of informed consent are discussed. This chapter begins with a mock scenario of a patient who is scheduled for a left knee arthroplasty. The scenario is followed by a task statement that describes the specific action that the student must take. In this case, the task is to obtain informed consent for the nerve block. Included in this process is communicating to the patient the benefits, potential complications, and side effects of the procedure and alternatives to it. An action plan for the mock scenario is then presented in a stepwise manner with mock responses and a discussion of the responses. Grading points are also discussed and how to achieve a maximum score.

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