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dc.creatorBerger, Kenen
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-09T00:14:17Zen
dc.date.available2016-01-09T00:14:17Zen
dc.date.created2003en
dc.date.issued2003en
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationMedicine and Law: World Association for Medical Law 2003; 22(4): 743-750en
dc.identifier.urihttp://worldcatlibraries.org/registry/gateway?version=1.0&url_ver=Z39.88-2004&rft_val_fmt=info:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:journal&atitle=Informed+consent:+information+or+knowledge?&title=Medicine+and+Law:+World+Association+for+Medical+Law+&volume=22&issue=4&spage=743-750&date=2003&au=Berger,+Kenen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10822/1004837en
dc.description.abstractA fiduciary relationship should be nurtured between patient and physician. This requires effective communication throughout all aspects of care - especially pertaining to treatment decisions. In the context of illness as experienced by the patient a unique set of circumstances is presented. However, communication in an illness context is fraught with problems. The patient is vulnerable and the situation may be overwhelming. Voluminous amounts of information are available to patients from a host of health care providers, family members, support groups, advocacy centers, books, journals, and the Internet. Often conflicting and confusing, frequently complex, this information may be of greater burden than benefit. Some information is of high validity and reliability while other information is of dubious reliability. The emotional freight of bad news may further inhibit understanding. An overload of information may pose an obstacle in decision-making. To facilitate the transformation of information into knowledge, the health care provider must act on some occasions as a filter, on other occasions as a conduit, and on still other occasions simply as a reservoir. The evolution of patient rights to receive or refuse treatment, the right to know or not to know calls for a change in processing of overwhelming information in our modem era. In this paper we will discuss the difference between information and knowledge. How can health care providers ensure they have given their patients all necessary and sufficient information to make an autonomous decision? How can they facilitate the transformation of information into knowledge? The effect of knowledge to consent allows a more focused, relevant and modern approach to choice in health care.en
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dc.languageenen
dc.sourceeweb:253956en
dc.subjectCommunicationen
dc.subjectConsenten
dc.subjectEvolutionen
dc.subjectFamily Membersen
dc.subjectHealthen
dc.subjectHealth Careen
dc.subjectInterneten
dc.subjectIllnessen
dc.subjectKnowledgeen
dc.subjectPatientsen
dc.subjectRightsen
dc.subject.classificationPatient Relationshipsen
dc.subject.classificationInformed Consenten
dc.titleInformed Consent: Information or Knowledge?en
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