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<i>Sanction of whose beliefs and values?</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/9780192630889.003.0041
Sanction of whose beliefs and values?

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This chapter presents a 1997 commentary on informed consent. It considers bioethicist Robert Veatch's call to abandon informed consent. Veatch believes that clinicians are unable to obtain valid consent to treatment because they are incapable of guessing which treatment option will serve a particular patient's best interests.

Keywords: informed consent; medical practice; medical treatment; patient care; Robert Veatch

Chapter.  1611 words. 

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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