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AEGIS - Surgical Informed Consent of the Geriatric Patient: First Do No Harm


AEGIS - Surgical Informed Consent of the Geriatric Patient: First Do No Harm

University of South Carolina School of Medicine
R. Bell, MD, V. Hirth, MD, J. Ali, MD, M. Dever-Bumba, J. Nottingham, MD, R. Rosenthal, MD, Walter Pofahl, MD, T. Stewart, PhD, D. Wieland, PhD
Donald W. Reynolds Foundation
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Informed Consent is an essential surgical skill that has moral, ethical and practical implications for the older patient. This module uses three video trigger tapes that present the “Typical” surgical informed consent, its potential aftermath, and follows with an example of an “Effective” informed consent. This module is part of the Advanced Education in Geriatrics for Surgeons (AEGIS) project.

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Upon completion, learners should be able to

1. Describe the informed consent process including components

2. Discuss unique concerns for the geriatric surgical patient during consent

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Estimated time to complete: 
1 hour 30 minutes
Conflict of Interest Disclosure: 
No, I (we) have nothing to disclose.
Already Expired Email Date: 
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 1:57pm
Already Expired Email 1 month date: 
Friday, March 16, 2018 - 12:35am
Expired Email Date: 
Saturday, March 31, 2018 - 2:23am
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:
Maureen Dever-Bumba

Suggested Citation:
R Bell, MD; V Hirth, MD; J Ali, MD; M Dever-Bumba, DrPH(c); J Nottingham, MD; R Rosenthal, MD; Walter Pofahl, MD; T Stewart, PhD; D Wieland and PhD;. AEGIS - Surgical Informed Consent of the Geriatric Patient: First Do No Harm. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2013 Available from: