6 words that GPs hear all too often

'Every time I hear a patient say those words, a tingle goes down my spine'

When I’m working in a hospital setting as a physician, part of my everyday job duties involve going over consent forms with patients.

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I am of course a medical physician, rather than a surgeon, so generally don’t have to go over them as often. But I do have to take consent regularly for certain interventions, including blood transfusions and minor procedures.

The process of getting consent is something everybody is probably familiar with from their own healthcare experiences, or if not, when a family member has needed it.

It basically involves

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