Another wonderful ‘eye opener’ day; The true difference between informed consent and shared decision making. Just think about it;how much time do we spend before making the decision to purchase the outfit for a party. Yet, here we are, well meaning, educated, intelligent, ‘caring’ health care professionals, rushing the patient and families into agreement, where literally their lives are at stake!
Until now I felt that my concerns for patient safety was a ‘lone voice in the wilderness’. I am excited to be among a group motivated, enthusiastic movers and shakers in the health care world and exchange practical ideas to transform health care to a HRO. Practicing transparency is going to be my biggest hurdle. As scary as it sounds, I am going to give it a try.