Making Choice Possible: Consent and the Public Health Care System in Canada
Join our Executive Director and Co-Founder, Dr. Melanie Adrian, this Wednesday, June 9, 2021 at 7 p.m. as she discusses patient consent with the Harvard Club of Ottawa.
"What does patient consent in the medical context entail? To what extent must choices in treatment be outlined and communicated to patients? Framed by law and juxtaposed by a patient lens, this talk will focus on the idea of consent in medical decision making in Canada. Based on a decades-long experience with her own battle with breast cancer, Dr. Adrian argues that informed consent demands intelligible resources that enable patients to understand their context and make more informed choices about their treatment trajectory. Be the Choice, an organization Dr. Adrian co-founded and leads, is dedicated to making breast cancer treatment information accessible and participatory. Be the Choice is one example of a tool that shows how highly complex medical information can be made patient-friendly, thereby supporting patient understanding, choice and informed consent."
Register for the event: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/making-choice-possible-consent-and-the-public-health-care-system-in-canada-tickets-156989031419
We hope to see you there!!