WK#8 DQ#1 MAT-116 - emergency. It is the solely the job of...

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WK#8 DQ #1 Consent It is important to obtain written consent from patients prior to receiving medical treatment for liability reasons. Besides informing the patient of their financial responsibility, written consent covers the hospital, medical facility and physicians from patients claiming they were not informed of procedures or did not wish a situation to be carried out as it was. It also covers the issue of not being held liable for and therefore replacement of, personal property obtained during hospital admittance, and the notification of an individual or individuals chosen by the patient in the case of an
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Unformatted text preview: emergency. It is the solely the job of the provider to explain procedures and treatment to the patient. In the case of medical emergencies where the patient is unable to give written consent, it is not necessary to acquire consent as long as the situation is such that the patient is in dire need of treatment and may worsen or become fatal if treatment is not provided. All procedures and details should be adequately documented in the case of emergency and no consent is obtained....
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