TITLE

Benefits and Challenges of Informed Consent

AUTHOR(S)
Murphy, Joshua B.
PUB. DATE
March 2008
SOURCE
Mayo Clinic Proceedings;Mar2008, Vol. 83 Issue 3, p272
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents a study which provides a summary of the moral and legal underpinnings of the doctrine of informed consent and identify its significant role in the patient and physician relationship. Study shows that procurement of informed consent promotes patient autonomy, engenders trust and confidence in medical personnel, and reduces the risk of unnecessary claims premised on wrong assumptions regarding appropriate medical care.
ACCESSION #
31154396

 

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