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Informed Consent 2.0

See Dr. Joe Smith's latest piece on The Healthcare Blog: Is healthcare going to the dogs? In at least one way, it probably should. While not often spoken of together, physicians and veterinarians share an otherwise unique position of helping people make healthcare decisions in the awkward and charged space between risk, benefit and cost. Both share an ethical requirement to provide the information necessary for informed decision making. Before starting a treatment or procedure, patients (and pet owners) need to understand the potential risks and benefits of their care, as well as the reasonable alternatives. Full blog here.