Dr. Rosenbaum notes that she felt a formal informed consent discussion was unnecessary for her clavicular fracture repair, perhaps because her experience as a physician rendered the dialogue unnecessary. In what other clinical situations have you seen either a greater or lesser need for informed consent? How have you navigated those situations?
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Lisa Rosenbaum, MD
National correspondent for the New England Journal of Medicine, Cardiologist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Instructor at Harvard Medical School
Michael Sinha, MD, JD, MPH
Postdoctoral Fellow in the Program on Regulation, Therapeutics and Law (PORTAL), Harvard Medical School and Brigham & Women's Hospital
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