I honestly just say, keep doing exactly what you are doing. EXACTLY.
I mean, you make sure the surgeon has explained the procedure and the
risk, you make sure that the patient understands... you make sure that
the patient is of the proper mind to consent to the procedure. You
properly let the surgeon and team know that you did not feel that the
consent was signed properly. You let them know that the patient did
NOT want the procedure. What else can you do? You did
EVERYTHING that you needed to do. Yes, the chief gave you
a hard time. So? Surgeons have been known to do that.
You stood your ground, in the end he apologized, the
patient did not get the surgery that she did not want...
There is NOTHING different, in my opinion, that you could
Kudos to you.
One thing I will tell you to do differently... use paragraphs.
Makes your post much easier to read.