Benefits and Challenges of Informed Consent

Murphy, Joshua B.
March 2008
Mayo Clinic Proceedings;Mar2008, Vol. 83 Issue 3, p272
Academic Journal
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.


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