A Scenario-Based Approach
The way to allow your patient to make an informed decision is to explain the options or potential options in as much detail as necessary. Simply listing the options does not allow for informed consent. In the case of a patient seeking to terminate a pregnancy, relaying how the procedures change with time and how the risk increases is essential.
Here’s what you need to do:
Review the following handout: Case 12 – Suggested Responses to Patient Statements
Go to the Group Forum and post any alternative responses you might use in the Analysis and Reformulation – Task 1 topic. Be specific as to what question you are addressing.