patient education

Legal Issues: Informed Consent

Informed consent requirements and recommendations.
MedEsthetics Jan/Feb 2019

Informed consent—the idea that patients have the right to make their own decisions about their medical treatments—first appeared in court rulings in the early 20th century. It was codified into law in the 1970s and 1980s and is now sacrosanct.
“The point of informed consent is to demonstrate that the physician or the provider has given the patient all the material information they need to make an informed decision," says Jay Reyero, partner for ByrdAdatto, a Dallas-based healthcare and business law firm. “It is more than a signed consent document.”

Rosacea Awareness Month: How To Take Part

April is Rosacea Awareness Month

April is Rosacea Awareness Month, and the National Rosacea Society (NRS) is encouraging physicians and patients to take part in educating the public on this chronic and widespread facial disorder now estimated to affect more than 16 million Americans.

The NRS designated April Rosacea Awareness Month 25 years ago in an effort to encourage more people who may have rosacea to seek medical help before it gets worse, and to help those affected find greater public acceptance and understanding.

Rosacea Awareness Month

Rosacea Awareness Month

April is Rosacea Awareness month, and the National Rosacea Society (NRS) is reminding providers that they offer a plethora of patient education materials on their website. One of the Society’s primary goals is to promote the early recognition of symptoms—according to an NRS survey of 1,459 rosacea patients, 47% had never heard of rosacea prior to their diagnosis, and 95% had little or no knowledge about its signs and symptoms.