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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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Recommendations for informed consent forms for critical care clinical trials.
Because the RCT informed consent process is complex, it is important to understand the experiences of clinical research nurses involved in the process.
If the firm permits each title insurer to audit the separate trust account without clients' informed consent, each insurer will obtain information relating to the firm's representation of clients who are not involved in any transaction with that particular title insurer.
In this practical situation, it is probably not feasible to separate patients and their relatives in the informed consent process.
In a 20-year survey of medicolegal claims against anaesthetists, Cass et al found that only six claims were for lack of informed consent (17), and in the ASA Closed Claims Project, only 1% of claims were based on informed consent issues (18).
It is critical to reflect upon the consent process as a dual opportunity between the parties involved in a given protocol in the sense that, the subject hopes to obtain the necessary information in order to make an informed consent and on the other hand, the clinical study site attempts to present a pragmatically and precisely Informed Consent that has met the stipulated regulatory requirements stated by the local, state and federal agencies.
Incomplete informed consent ranks right after missed or delayed diagnoses as the largest risk factor for medical practices, according to Ernest Sussman, a practicing urologist who is also risk manager for Scrubs Mutual Assurance Company Risk Retention Group.
In other words, aging consumers, in an effort to preserve self-dignity, are likely to acquiesce to informed consent without being truly informed.
In the case of a multisite clinical trial, if the informed consent documents have been approved for one or more sites, but not for all sites, before 7 March 2012, the trial will be considered to have initiated before 7 March 2012; the new requirement accordingly will not apply, and the informed consent documents for the remaining sites do not have to include the required statement.
From the legal deduction above, it is quite clear that the informed consent is the responsibility of the radiographer (as well as all other healthcare professionals/providers).
It is time for a fundamental rethinking around informed consent, but there are few incentives to improve it," contends Harlan Krumholz, M.