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informed consent,

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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An earlier case heard by the same court had ruled that doctors, not hospitals, owe the legal duty to obtain informed consent.
Alternative B calls for a client's informed consent in writing, unless exempt due to exceptions such as representation consisting solely of telephone consultation or representation "provided by a lawyer employed by or participating in a program sponsored by a nonprofit organization, a bar association, an accredited law school, or a court and the lawyer's representation consists solely of providing information and advice or the preparation of court-approved legal forms.
The essence of my argument is that the ideas packaged by medical practitioners in the informed consent communication and delivered verbally are most likely vastly dissimilar from those extracted, understood and eventually internalised by the patient-upon which she eventually decides.
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Previously, consultation, recommendation of surgery type and the taking of informed consent has been widely performed by optometrists.
A review of more than 500 separate informed consent forms revealed these documents have limited educational value, go mostly unread, and are frequently misunderstood by patients (Arch Surg.
Here is a copy of the Ohio medical informed consent law: 4731.
The overall process of obtaining informed consent can be divided into three components i.
In Iranian patients' bill of rights, two out of 10 items are about informed consent which shows its importance (4).
These laws prohibit treating a patient without first providing necessary information to obtain informed consent.
The clinical research nurse role, in the informed consent process, has been described in international literature as being facilitative or collaborative in nature but further in-depth exploration has been recommended (Cantini & Ells, 2007).