Leaving Against Medical Advice (AMA): A Clinician's Dilemma

May 15, 2017

Leaving Against Medical Advice (AMA): A Clinician's Dilemma

Blogger and physician assistant Alexandra Godfrey considers AMA — what it means, who does it, why does it occur, and how to prevent it — in this week's In Practice blog.

Having once left the emergency department against medical advice herself, blogger Alexandra Godfrey, physician assistant in emergency medicine, has seen the issue from both sides. She tells her personal story and offers information and guidance to clinicians on the issue. (For instance, the act of signing an AMA form does not confer absolute medico-legal protection.) Read her post at In Practice.

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