informed consent issues..............

  1. :stone confused here.......work in an EP lab in New York... habitually the nurses have gotten consent from the patients and that has come to a stop.. however.......the md's claim that they expain the procedures to patients and that the patients have asked questions in the office.........and that they have obt'd informed consent..the nurses dont even want to hand the consent to the patient to sign...they feel the doc should be doing it....nurse manager and risk management depts are of little help.........anyone know at what point the nurse is stepping outside his or her role in the process of obtaining an informed consent?
    thanks
    Last edit by shockem on Apr 5, '04
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  2. Poll: ever gotten informed consent?

    • yes

      75.00% 3
    • no

      25.00% 1
    • dont want to say

      0% 0
    4 Votes

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