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Informed consent : a primer for clinical practice / Deborah Bowman, John Spicer, Rehana Iqbal.

Author/Creator:
Bowman, Deborah.
Publication:
Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
Format/Description:
Book
99 p. : ill. ; 19 cm.
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Subjects:
Informed consent (Medical law).
Physician and patient.
Medical subjects:
Informed Consent -- ethics.
Mental Competency.
Physician-Patient Relations.
Summary:
"The process of seeking the consent of a patient to a medical procedure is, arguably, one of the most important skills a doctor, or indeed any clinician, should learn. In fact, the very idea that doctors may institute diagnostic or treatment processes of any sort without a patient's consent is utterly counter-intuitive to the modern practice of medicine. It was not always thus, and even now it can be reliably assumed that consent is still not sought and gained appropriately in every clinical encounter. To say that it should be sought and gained in this manner elevates the value of consent to a high level. It can be instructive to ask oneself why such a value might be held to be the case. The answer to this question lies in the philosophical underpinning of clinical consent, which sits within a notion of personal autonomy, and respect for autonomous decision making"--Provided by publisher.
Contents:
Machine generated contents note: 1. Introduction: why focus on informed consent?; 2. Deciding who decides: capacity and consent; 3. Putting the informed into 'informed consent': information and decision-making; 4. Freedom of expression: the voluntary nature of consent; 5. A patient's prerogative? The continuing nature of consent; 6. Concluding words about consent; Index.
Notes:
Includes index.
Local notes:
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Samuel Bellet Book Fund.
Contributor:
Spicer, John, 1954-
Iqbal, Rehana.
Samuel Bellet Book Fund.
ISBN:
9781107688063 (pbk.)
110768806X (pbk.)
OCLC:
731127513