informed consent

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in medicine, a patient's written consent to a surgical or medical procedure or other course of treatment, given after the physician has told the patient all of the potential benefits, risks, and alternatives involved. Informed consent is also required for participation in clinical studies. The concept of informed consent is based on the principle that a physician has a duty to disclose to a patient information that allows the patient to make a reasonable decision regarding his or her own treatment. There is debate over whether special populations, such as children and the mentally ill, can really be considered to have given informed consent.
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While in college, Supreme Court nominee Judge Sam Alito declared on behalf of his group of fellow Princeton University students that ``no private sexual act between consenting adults should be forbidden.
Whilst I understand that people in positions of importance could leave themselves open to blackmail, surely what passes between consenting adults is a matter for their consciences.
Basing its thinking on utilitarian principles, it decided that if homosexual behaviour between consenting adults was removed from the criminal code, there was no evidence that serious harmful effects on society would result.
We can, however, confirm that no one is suggesting the tape depicts anything but the activities of consenting adults.
It is an industry which has made mega-millions out of depicting sexual activity between consenting adults.
Apparently the basketball star nicked the pictures and promptly tried to sell them At one level, what consenting adults get up to in their own homes should be nobodyOs business but their own.
Last summer, the Supreme Court struck down a Texas law banning homosexual sodomy between consenting adults.
At the end of the day, they are two consenting adults, and what they do in their private lives is really none of our business.
I have instructed our lawyers to begin a referendum action to recall this absurd ordinance, which was drafted by a hired gun from Tennessee named Scott Bergthold who has made it his business to take away freedoms of expression and choice for consenting adults.
In a major setback for the largely closeted homosexual community in India, the apex court today said gay sex between consenting adults is a criminal offence.
HOMOSEXUALITY between consenting adults became legal in the late 60s last century.
It sounds like something only consenting adults do in the privacy of their own home.