Kira Watson

… death

No one taught me how to perform an informed consent. I was shown how to find the form online, and told by my senior to go consent MY patient for the lumbar puncture.

It was my second day of residency.

As I clutched the paper, I reviewed what I remembered about the lumbar puncture video I had watched the hour before. The how, why, what, where, who, when of the procedure. I was panicking. I looked down at the wrinkled paperwork, and reviewed what the paper stated to ensure that I did not miss anything important. Toward the end, my eyes stopped at the last risk. Death.

Wait, and death?

As I watched the Michael Skolnik movie, I felt guilt. I excluded the …and death in my very first informed consent. And while the procedure was more routine than brain surgery, and in retrospect went off without a single complication,… Continue reading

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