Informed Consent

As  a physician , when we counsel a patient  about any disease process  or initiation of medications or any operative procedure we are supposed to inform him about recent recommendations , the  best practices and help him to make the best decision about his health .

We are not supposed to  confound him by giving them the whole list of side effects as in most TV ads about any medication .The surgeon is supposed to give a  clear picture about the procedure and an exact percentage of the adverse outcome .

It is by mutual consent and fiduciary guidance the process of treatment is completed .

Even  in spite of all these  counselling if God forbid, patient faces an unfortunate outcome the doctor has to pay a heavy price . He may loose his license , may be incarcerated or loose his life time income .

In comparison , in the present election scenario , one of the highest authority in the country could go back and forth on  his statements , could be as ambiguous  as possible just a few days before a very important decision would be taken . A decision which would not only change the fate of millions of people but may change the face of earth .

Is there not a fiduciary responsibility associated with one of the most responsible positions of    the most important country in the world .

Is a plain apology or a resignation enough ?

I presume justice is just meted to us ordinary mortals . 

 

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