OB-GYNs Support Disclosure...so do PEDS (sorta)
Earlier this month, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, or ACOG, released their formal statement on disclosure, and -- wow -- I was impressed. What struck me most was the manner in which ACOG asked for hospitals to develop formal disclosure policies and programs, and to provide adequate disclosure training for clinicians. Also, think about, OB-GYNs are high risk specialists...if these folks are endorsing disclosure, what is holding YOU back? Click on this link to read the ACOG statement on disclosure. The American Academy of Pediatrics also released their disclosure guidelines earlier this month, and, from my perspective, it wasn't as impressive as the ACOG guidelines. The Peds got too caught up in the legalize and worst-case scenarios (without asking the question, "What could happen to us if we don't disclose?!"). Moreover, the Peds seem to indicate that legislative help is necessary for disclosure to thrive, when we know that is not the truth. Click on this link to read the Peds' statement on disclosure.
In conclusion, we will accept both statements as signs of continued progress but also as a reminder of the work that remains to be done. To help Sorry Works! continue our efforts on behalf of disclosure, please make a Year 2016 tax-deductible donation to Sorry Works! by clicking on this link.