Multisensory education enhances patient understanding of orthopaedic conditions

Patient education involving the use of multiple senses (sight, hearing and touch) during a physician-patient conversation about treatment, also known as “informed consent,” improves understanding of anticipated care and possible outcomes, according to a new study appearing in today’s issue of the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (JBJS). “The field of orthopaedics is primed…

Patient Education

The Impact Of Knowledge: Patient Education Improves Compliance And Outcomes

The proper diagnosis of a disease and effective treatments are, of course, essential to an individual’s prognosis and quality of life. But there is also compelling evidence about the value of being sufficiently informed; a patient’s misunderstanding of a condition and its care can result in non-compliance to a doctor’s recommendations, significantly and adversely affecting…

Dr. Jonathan Fialkov to speak on the Effective use of Digital Media at the NE AUA

Dr. Jonathan Fialkov, President & Founder of Rational Surgical Solutions® (RSS) will speak at the New England Urological Association Conference (September 29-October 1 in Portland, ME) on “Building the Bridge: Effective use of Digital Media in Patient Education and Informed Consent” on Friday, September 30 at 2:45 PM. Please visit RSS at Booth #9 at…

Rati-Fi® Informed Consent System

Informed Consent and Patient Protection

Informed Consent and Patient Protection There are many patient protections in place ensure a clinical trials participant’s safety. Every trial must be reviewed and monitored by scientific panels to make sure the risks are as low as possible and are worth the potential benefits.  Study participants are also provided with an informed consent form that…

Medical Power of Attorney

Health Care Power of Attorney

A patient’s right to participate in medical decision making through the informed consent process does not cease because the patient lacks decision-making capacity.  If the health care provider determines that the patient lacks capacity, the patient’s right can transfer to the patient’s designated agent, acting under a health care power of attorney. An agent’s authority…

Preventing or Surviving a Lawsuit

Five Truths about Preventing or Surviving a Lawsuit

Harvard researchers have found that by age 65, 75% of physicians in low-risk specialties such as family medicine, pediatrics or psychiatry will have faced a malpractice claim; the rate for high-risk specialties is reported to be 99%. In high risk specialties such as neurosurgery and cardiovascular-thoracic surgery, approximately 19% of practitioners face a claim each…