Giving informed consent is something you should be asked to do before you accept healthcare services. Informed consent is a patient right. That is, healthcare providers must protect every patient’s right to accept or reject medical treatment or evaluation. To do so, your provider must give you enough information to make an informed decision about your healthcare options. And they should also formally ask you for your informed consent.
Giving Informed Consent
Giving informed consent is simple. It’s the same as researching something before you buy it. You learn about the product first, then you decide what you want to do. So floriamed.com is here to to help people learn about online care from Floriamed. And once they are are well informed, and if they choose to have online care, we can request their informed consent for online medical care.
But informed consent does not stop there. During a visit, patients continue to learn before they decide. Their healthcare provider gives them information to help them understand their medical condition and treatment options. And providers work with their patients to make sure they get enough information to make informed decisions about their treatment options. At Floriamed, your provider will discuss your informed consent during every visit.
You Are the Most Important Part of Your Healthcare
You, the patient, are the most important part of your healthcare. Healthcare is really more about what you do than what your healthcare provider or the medical system does. You must be informed well enough to decide what to do. Because without your decision there can be no treatment. Without you, healthcare can’t happen.
Being smart about giving informed consent can be more important than any smart buy can you make. And that’s especially true when you decide on a specific treatment option, or even, no treatment at all. We recommend that you handle your informed consent with care. Because of course, medicine can be dangerous. At Floriamed, we support a careful approach with medicine. A buyer beware attitude is always a smart choice.
When using healthcare services, and really, in all matters of your health, you must make your own final decisions. You have the right to fully understand the healthcare services you are going to receive before you receive them. And you also have the right to withdraw your consent at any time and for any reason. You should never feel hurried when you are deciding on informed consent. There is always enough time to find out all you need to know to make a well informed decision.
Informed Consent at Floriamed
At Floriamed we want our patients well informed about everything that has to do with medicine. We encourage patients to discuss online medical care with their in-office healthcare professionals. And we provide resources on this website to help people become better informed. For instance, our home page has information on Floriamed’s online medical care. The information is found on the page itself, and in the links at the top and bottom of the page.
The ultimate source of information specific to informed consent at Floriamed is the “Informed Consent for Online Care” page. This page discusses a number of things to consider before consenting to online medical care. For example, there are limits to what can and should be done with online medical care. And as always, there are risks and rewards. Also, you can find a lot of information on your rights to privacy on this page.
If you have any questions about your informed consent for online medical care, please contact us.