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"The New Medical Conversation succinctly and effectively brings together a range of relevant perspectives. It outlines the tensions and opportunities that exist for physicians who seek to discuss risk matters effectively with their patients. It explores the current contexts of patient safety, individual rights to treatments or information, the legal requirements of informed consent, the ethical perspectives and the constraints on patients and professionals in seeking to achieve greater shared understanding about treatments and care choices. Mazur explores the way physicians can effectively discuss relevant information with their patients, using appropriate 'information messages,' being aware of the pitfalls of framing manipulations, and seeking to enhance both global and specific areas of understanding. In so doing Dr. Mazur is showing how we can meet the requirements of modern consumerist health care and yet also maintain the essential and supportive qualities of physicians conversing with their patients." —Adrian Edwards, University of Wales College of Medicine, Llanedeyrn Health Center
Part 1 Part I. Key Points Needed for Better Communication Chapter 2 Chapter 1. Introduction Chapter 3 Chapter 2. Media, Science, Doctors, and Patients Chapter 4 Chapter 3. Basic Terms Chapter 5 Chapter 4. The Ethics of Scientific Communication: Its Interdisciplinary Nature Chapter 6 Chapter 5. Perspectives on Information and the Scientist, the Social Scientist, and the Philosopher Chapter 7 Chapter 6. The New Medical Conversation and the Scientific Information Message Chapter 8 Chapter 7. The Circumscription of Information by the Courts Chapter 9 Chapter 8. Expanded Senses of Information by Ethicists and a Psychiatrist Chapter 10 Chapter 9. Bioethicists' Respond to the Judicial Doctrine of Informed Consent Chapter 11 Chapter 10. Information, Cultures, and Caution Chapter 12 Chapter 11. What Has Been Learned in Research Studies about "Information" in the New Medical Conversation? Part 13 Part II. How Information Reaches Patients Chapter 14 Chapter 12. Complex Risk Information: Genetic Information and Future Generations Part 15 Part III. Communicating Risk-Benefit Information Today Chapter 16 Chapter 14. The Move toward Providing Patients with "More Information" of "Different Types" Chapter 17 Chapter 13. Truth and Bias in the Way Information is Presented Part 18 Part IV. Communicating Risk-Benefit Information in the Future Chapter 19 Chapter 15. Egalitarian Approaches to Information Chapter 20 Chapter 16. Research on Communication in the Patient-Physician Relationship Chapter 21 Chapter 17. The Longer Information Message: Toward a Fuller Understanding of the "Range of Information" Being Discussed Chapter 22 Chapter 18. Decision Support for Patients: It's Here, but What Is It, Why Is It Here, Whom Is It Supposed to Benefit, and Where Is It Going? Chapter 23 Chapter 19. Summary and Conclusions
Posted July 9, 2010
The author provides an in-depth review of the history of consent and informed consent in the context of the psychology of decision making in health and medical care. A well-written and thorough account of the how judge-made law interfaces with cognitive psychology as both apply to decision making in health and medical care. Helps both the student and the professional better understand the standards of consent and informed consent in the context of the decision making research of Tversky and Kahneman.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.