Informational Articles/Websites

Article Links


Bodily Dignity

Behaviour in Private Places: Sustaining Definitions of Reality in Gynecological Examinations

Recent Sociology, Vol. 74, No. 2

Posted: 7 Dec 2008    Last revised: 29 Dec 2008   Joan P. Emerson    Date Written: December 6, 2008

Although this article deals primarily with protocol of gynecological exams, it is an excellent read to gain insight about why medical providers act as they do.  Many call their behavior paternalistic.



CMS Center for Medicare/Medicare Services

COVID-19 Emergency Declaration Blanket Waivers for Health Care Providers

This is a very eye opening document that demonstrates how easily the government will give away measures meant to protect patients.


Consent/Informed Care




Elder/Senior Patient Issues

Elder Abuse: A Comprehensive Overview and Physician-Associated Challenges

Monitoring Editor: Alexander Muacevic and John R Adler

Karan Patel,corresponding author1 Sean Bunachita,2 Hannah Chiu,2 Prakul Suresh,3 and Urvish K Patel4

Cureus. 2021 Apr; 13(4): e14375.  Published online 2021 Apr 8. doi: 10.7759/cureus.14375

This article gives some startling information about elder abuse.


Hospice/Palliative Care

End of Life Palliative Care:  A Pathway to Imposed Death

Winter 2020   Julie2020 Winter   |   Julie Grimstad

Celebrate Life Magazine

This article talks about some of the danger of hospice care and how legislative reform is needed.



Malpractice/Tort Reform

Medical Malpractice…By the Numbers

Michael Saks   Arizona State University

Medical malpractice numbers broken down.

As Fewer Patients Sue Their Doctor, the Rate of Winning Malpractice Suits Is Dropping Too

Habiba Nosheen, Andrew Culbert, CBC News April 18, 2019

Although this article is about Canadian malpractice, many of the same principles can be applied to US malpractice cases.


Medical Harm

Use Systems Redesign and the Law to Prevent Medical Errors and Accidents

Michael J Saks and Stephan Landsman    August 4, 2021

This article talks about medical errors and the always unmentioned side effect of medical harm—iatrogenic harm. 


Patient Protection Information

Docs on Candid Camera: Patients Recording Clinical Encounters        By: Marshaleen King, MD 

This article talking about the pros and cons’ of patients recording medical encounters from the medical provider’s point of view.

Part of UConn’s website under Gastroenterology and Hepatology

This article says to not ‘sign any legal documents for 24 hours after receiving sedation.

Smile! The Doctor Is on Camera: The Pros and Cons of Recording Office Visits and Procedures

Rich Cahill, Vice President and Associate General Counsel   January 2019 

This article talks about the pros and cons of recording medical encounters from the medical provider’s point of view.

Anesthesia Alert: Patient Care in an Impatient World

Rely on empathy to determine what’s bothering frustrated patients.

Robert W. Simon, DNP, CRNA, CHSE, CNE        Publish Date: October 20, 2021  Outpatient Surgery Division of AORN


This article gives insight on some of the ways anesthesiologists are taught to deal with patients—resembling mostly like treating them like children.

Monitoring Editor: Alexander Muacevic and John R Adler

Guidelines for Perioperative Practice

These are some videos which describe the gold standards AORN has set for surgical care: 

Complementary Care    Moderate Sedation/Analgesia    Patient Skin Antisepsis      Radiation Safety

Unintentionally Retained Surgical Items  Surgical Smoke Safety

It gives insight into what happens before and surgery.  


 Trauma Informed Care

What If Your Patient Refuses to Take Off Their Clothes

Batya Swift Yasgur, MA, LSW  October 20, 2021

This article gives an introduction into Trauma-Informed Care.


Website Links

Medical Patient Modesty has so much invaluable information for patients to become educated on how to protect your bodily dignity during any medical encounters.  MPM also educated medical providers on how to protect a patient’s bodily dignity.

Archie covers many different topics but mostly posts about patient dignity.  He is a wealth of experience in the workings of the medical community.




These are a short summary of my husband’s story done by Scott Simpson @RemediesPodcast

This is one venue where the Patient Partner broadcast that Cindy and I do weekly can be found.