What Do I Say: Communicating Intended or Unanticipated Outcomes in Obstetrics / Edition 1

What Do I Say: Communicating Intended or Unanticipated Outcomes in Obstetrics / Edition 1

by James R. Woods Jr., MD, Fay A. Rozovsky JD, MPH
     
 

ISBN-10: 0787966541

ISBN-13: 9780787966546

Pub. Date: 04/17/2003

Publisher: Wiley

What Do I Say? Communicating Intended or Unanticipated Outcomes in Obstetrics will help physicians and other health care professionals improve their communication skills with patients and their family members. Written by James R. Woods, a perinatologist, and Fay A. Rozovsky, an attorney, risk management consultant, and authority on informed consent, What

Overview

What Do I Say? Communicating Intended or Unanticipated Outcomes in Obstetrics will help physicians and other health care professionals improve their communication skills with patients and their family members. Written by James R. Woods, a perinatologist, and Fay A. Rozovsky, an attorney, risk management consultant, and authority on informed consent, What Do I Say? explores how to explain risk to patients, how to obtain patient consent, and how to talk with patients when adverse events occur. What Do I Say? is a comprehensive book that

  • Explains consent as a foundation of the caregiver-patient relationship
  • Explains the legal context for disclosing bad news
  • Outlines the practical issues associated with OB consent
In addition to the information, research, and practical advice contained in this helpful volume, What Do I Say? is filled with useful case examples that can prepare physicians and other health care professionals for handling communications in potentially high-risk situations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780787966546
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
04/17/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.56(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword (David S. Guzick).

Preface.

The Authors.

1. The Legal Context for Disclosing Bad News.

2. Consent as a Process.

3. The Challenge of Full Disclosure.

4. Conversations to Diffuse Anger.

5. Conversations to Educate.

6. Conversations to Improve Quality of Care.

7. Where Do We Go from Here?

Notes.

Index.

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