If you are planning on undergoing major surgery, but it will happen at a date not too far in the future, how much information do you think that you should be given in order for you to be able to make an “informed consent” for the procedure? Would your answer change if you needed that surgery tomorrow?

Question #1 Informed Consent. Options Menu: ForumIf you are planning on undergoing major surgery, but it will happen at a date not too far in the future, how much information do you think that you should be given in order for you to be able to make an “informed consent” for the procedure? Would your answer change if you needed that surgery tomorrow?
Question #2 The Case of the Hairy Hand.If you had to undergo a new medical procedure, like in Hawkins vs. McGee, and you experienced the same result, can you support the ruling of the Court or do you object, and why?
Question #3 Patient ResponsibilityHow important is it for Patients to actively take on personal responsibility for their individual care, and how can we help with this aspect of the Physician-Patient relationship?
Question #4 Medical RecordsWhat types of information are contained within a Medical Record, and how might the release of this information impact a patient?
Question #5 Altering Genetic MakeupShould the medical profession be engaged in altering the genetic make-up of a fetus in order to enhance, hide, or accentuate an aspect or quality of that fetus?
Question #6 Will and Healthcare ProxyDo yo have a Will and a Health Care Proxy for yourself, or have you been involved in the creation of these documents for a friend or relative? What was your experience and how did it make you feel?