Caring for the Hospitalized Child: A Handbook of Inpatient Pediatrics (3rd Edition)
Developed by top pediatric hospitalists, Caring for the Hospitalized Child: A Handbook of Inpatient Pediatrics, 3rd Edition, is sure to become your go-to resource from initial patient evaluation all the way through discharge management. Quickly obtain the essential information for managing a wide range of pediatric medical conditions in patients who have been admitted to the hospital with this trusted, pocket-sized reference. Available for purchase at https://shop.aap.org/caring-for-the-hospitalized-child-a-handbook-of-inpatient-pediatrics-3rd-edition-paperback/
Eron Linver, MD, "Informed Consent, Assent, and Confidentiality", Caring for the Hospitalized Child: A Handbook of Inpatient Pediatrics, American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Hospital Medicine, Jeffrey C. Gershel, MD, FAAP, Daniel A. Rauch, MD, FAAP, SFHM
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Informed consent is defined as the voluntary agreement of an individual or their authorized representative who has the legal authority to give such agreement. This consent must be exercised within the context of free choice, without any application of inducement or coercion. To give informed consent, an individual must have sufficient knowledge and understanding to be able to make a knowledgeable decision.
Health care providers may have a different level of education and understanding than patients and their guardians. This knowledge gap can add complexity and potential misunderstandings to conversations surrounding informed consent. To bridge this gap, communicate with the...