Every week I hope that the information presented helps shape your world-view and empowers you to provide more equitable and ethical care to your patients. This week I break down the things I take into consideration when navigating a complex ethical situation. How we approach these conversations dictates how they end.
Personally, I like to start by attempting to see things from the patient's perspective. Then I try to discuss my perspective and opinions with a trusted colleague. Departmental and facility policies and protocols may provide some guidance as well. Looping in a "patient advocate" or risk-management can mitigate some adverse outcomes along the way. Ultimately, a structured consideration of many different factors based upon patient goals, history, ethnicity, culture, etc. will help provide the most suitable course of action.
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TBDP is a volunteer passion project with the goal of inspiring all who listen. In-house music and audio production, so any ideas for improvements or suggestions for future guests are welcome. Visit www.StevenBradleyMD.com to learn more about our host. He is available for consultations regarding health equity or medical ethics, as well as for mentorship.
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