Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Informed Consent: Cool PEG tube video edition

Here's a great Youtube video on PEG tube placement; it seems to be up as a marketing move by the company that made it. Is there any reason why patients and their families shouldn't always watch something like this in connection with informed consent for any procedure? BTW, I have no connection to Nucleus Medical Art, I just think it's a great video. Of course, it's not the whole of informed consent--someone contemplating PEG placement for a loved one with advanced dementia, for example, ought to be given data about whether PEG feeding actually increases lifespan. But videos like this are a great way to tell patients about procedures.


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