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Informed Consent: An Ongoing Process for Focused Care

By: jives | October 28th , 2019 | The Carlat Psychiatry Blog| 0 Comment

Informed consent is a foundation for good clinical practice and can provide legal protection. But informed consent is more than defensive medicine. It is a vehicle for framing good care. How often do people use the consent process? In this episode we go through the steps of good informed consent with some practical advice on how to go about doing it.

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Managing Conflict Over Medication Consent

By: jives | June 9th , 2019 | The Carlat Psychiatry Blog| 0 Comment

The following tips for overcoming conflict in the medication consent process were excerpted from an informed consent article in the May/June issue of The Carlat Child Psychiatry Report: 1. If it’s not an emergency, take your time. When life and limb are at stake, we should act immediately—but that doesn’t usually mean medicating so much as empl

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