Hi, my name is Landon Smith. I'm here to discuss options for my upcoming surgery.
Mr. Smith, I'll be your nurse today, my name is Dylan. It's a pleasure to see you again, please follow me.
Thank you for asking nurse Dylan. I was concerned about the recovery time and if I really need this elective surgery.
Mr. Smith, it looks like we are performing a right knee arthoscopy. You've been here before and you have discussed this with your doctor, correct? Do you have any questions regarding the procedure?
That sounds great, can you tell the doctor that I wish to no longer proceed with this surgery?
Mr. Smith, there are other options to help your knee pain. I have a level of autonomy that means that I should explain the intervention and address all questions, and to explain any alternatives (1). One recommendation is to speak with sports medicine, which can provide non-surgerical intervention. How does that sound?
This scene shows the patient meeting the nurse for before heading to the exam room.
This scene shows how nurse Dylan is concerned about Mr.Smith before surgery and then asked him if he has any further questions.
References Pantilat, Stephen M.D. (2008). Ethics Fast Facts. Autonomy vs. Beneficence. Retrieved from: http://missinglink.ucsf.edu/lm/ethics/content%20pages/fast_fact_auton_bene.htm