"There has been increased evidence placed on the patient′s right to know and malpractice litigation in obstetrics continues to soar. It will be a great resource for health care risk managers, obstetrical clinicians, attending physicians, residents, and nurses."
Robin Maley, B.S.N., M.P.H., president, Maley Healthcare Strategies
"It is unusual to see a book like this by authors with [the] kind of experience and interest that James Woods and Fay Rozovsky possess. This book has the potential to become the definitive text on informed consent and disclosure of adverse events."
Nancy A. Moree, R.N., M.A., C.N.A.A., Patient Safety Officer, Department of Veterans Affairs, VA New Jersey Health Care System, East Orange, New Jersey
"By the authors placing emphasis on the need for ongoing two–way
communication between the patient and the caregiver, this book becomes an
important and very useful resource for health care professionals."
Don M. Nielsen, M.D., senior vice president, quality leadership, American Hospital Association
- Explains consentas a foundation of the caregiver–patient relationship
- Explains the legal context for disclosing bad news
- Outlines the practical issues associated with OB consent
1. The Legal Context for Disclosing Bad News.
2. Consent as a Process.
3. The Challenge of Full Disclosure.
4. Conversations to Diffuse Anger.
5. Conversations to Educate.
6. Conversations to Improve Quality of Care.
7. Where Do We Go from Here?
Fay A. Rozovsky, J.D., M.P.H., is senior vice president in the Healthcare Practice of Marsh Inc. She has more than twenty years experience as a health care risk management consultant and attorney.