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<i>Informing and consenting</i>

William A. Silverman

in Where's the Evidence?

Published in print April 1999 | ISBN: 9780192630889
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191723568 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192630889.003.0020
Informing and consenting

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This chapter presents a 1992 commentary on informed consent. The requirement for formal and specific consent for medical action, especially and notion of patients' informed consent for previously unevaluated treatments is a fairly recent development. From the onset of the informed consent era, doubts have been raise over whether it is possible to determine whether patients have been truly informed.

Keywords: informed consent; patient care; medical care; medical practice

Chapter.  2650 words. 

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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