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Physician's Guide to Doctoring with Bradley B. Block, MD

This is a podcast that answers the question, "what should we have been learning while we were memorizing Kreb's cycle?" This is a practical guide for practicing physicians and other healthcare practitioners looking to improve in any and all aspects of our lives and practices. Physician and non-physician experts are interviewed on a wide range of topics to help us with personal and professional development.
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Feb 25, 2022

Melanie Heniff, MD, JD, is Chicago native and obtained her MD from Rush Medical College in Chicago before completing a combined residency program in Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics at Indiana University School of Medicine in
She is triple boarded in Emergency Medicine, General Pediatrics, and Pediatric Emergency Medicine. She recently obtained her JD from Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law and is currently an Associate Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine and partner in Boone County Emergency Medicine.
Today’s discussion is all about informed consent: how it is defined, documented and dispensed. What actually requires a signed form, what information that signed form should contain and how much information may be too much information? We then get into a conversation about capacity, competence and how to determine capacity.