Defensive medicine invented informed consent (which horrible that if you read it, do not opera at all). I recommend that patients do not read these documents awful, which lists all the possible complications of an intervention that is necessary for the patient and do not have to happen, indeed, it is impossible for a patient to get them all at once and yet he is forced to know them. The patients are not enemies, to guard them generates an aggressiveness that was not before. Tell the patient everything that can happen, for if anything happens and will not be terminated me, in my view, an error, would likely face more complaints in the long run when the doctor works quiet, caring treatment of the patient and without thinking they’re going to complain. a 3) We sometimes sprawling Galenos in giving us plenty of explanations to patients on the brilliant diagnosis that we did, we describe the disease as much detail as possible (even symptoms that he never had), we forecast that predicted a never for a particular patient is the same as say the books (the statistics are averages of population and each disease in each patient is unique, because nobody has a way of getting sick like that of another).
This is necessary sometimes because the patient requires it, but sometimes the patient does not want to know, does not want to be informed of all this, not because this is a way to fend off disease, but he prefers to wait and see what happens to him with the disease, to see how he responds to treatment, prefers to be patient (in the sense of having the patience) of reality, wait for events and do not anticipate them not to suffer the uncertainty of not knowing before. The most important thing is to inform the patient of what he can do for their health care, emphasizing aspects of treatment, rather than in diagnosis or prognosis, you of healing, active subject of it. .