Informed Consent and Patient Decision Making: Two Decades of Research
Kaufmann, Caroline L.
Social Science and Medicine. 1983; 17(21): 1657-1664.
Kaufmann examines the literature of medicine, law, and the social sciences to trace the development of interest in the issue of patient consent to medical treatment and experimentation. She applies a general model for the growth of scientific specialties to assess the level of research interest in informed consent as a subspecialty within each discipline, and describes how each discipline has approached the subject. She concludes that the more abundant medical and legal literature is further developed and reflects a direct concern with social policy, while the sparser social science literature is relatively undeveloped and has paid little heed to the ethical and policy implications of patient decision making. (KIE abstract)
Allowing to Die; Attitudes; Behavioral Research; Communication; Consent; Decision Making; Disclosure; Evaluation; Human Experimentation; Informed Consent; Law; Legal Liability; Literature; Liability; Medicine; Organ Donation; Paternalism; Patient Care; Patient Participation; Physicians; Psychiatry; Research; Science; Social Sciences;
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