Informed Refusal: Just as Important as Informed Consent - ED Legal Letter - Apr 01, 2013

Target Audience:

This activity is intended for emergency physicians and nurses.

Accreditation:

AHC Media is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center€™s Commission on Accreditation.

Credit Designation:

This activity has been approved for 1.25 nursing contact hours using a 50-minute contact hour.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # 14749, for 1.25 Contact Hours.

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Faculty Listing:

Physician Editor
Arthur R. Derse, MD, JD, FACEP
Director and Professor
Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities
Institute for Health and Society
Medical College of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI

Nurse Planner
Kay Ball RN, PhD, CNOR, FAAN
Consultant/ Educator
K&D Medical Inc
Lewis Center, OH

Contributing Editor
Stacey Kusterbeck

Managing Editor
Leslie Hamlin

Executive Editor
Shelly Morrow Mark

Author
Kevin Klauer, MD
Chief Medical Officer
Emergency Medicine Physicians
Canton, OH

Subjects:

  • Informed Refusal: Just as Important as Informed Consent
  • About to Transfer? Patient's Stability Could Be Issue in Suit
  • Charting This on Transferred Patient Could Deter Lawsuit
  • EPs Face Specific Legal Risks if Signing Children Out AMA
  • Did Colleague Ask for"Curbside Care?"

Objectives:

  • Identify legal issues relating to emergency medicine practice
  • Explain how these issues affect nurses, physicians, legal counsel, management, and patients
  • Integrate practical solutions to reduce risk into the ED practitioners daily practices

Financial Disclosure:

The following individuals disclose that they have no consultant, stockholder, speaker€™s bureau, research, or other financial relationships with companies having ties to this field of study: Arthur R. Derse, MD, JD, FACEP (Physician Editor); Kevin Klauer, MD (Author); Kay Ball RN, PhD, CNOR, FAAN (Nurse Planner); Stacey Kusterbeck (Contributing Editor); Shelly Morrow Mark (Executive Editor); and Leslie Hamlin (Managing Editor).

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