Patients' Rights: Why the Australian Courts Have Rejected 'Bolam'
Journal of Medical Ethics. 1995 Feb; 21(1): 5-8.
This point of view compares the issue of informed patient consent primarily as it operates in Australia and the United Kingdom. It affords an overview, also, of the applicable law in the United States and Canada. It particularly focuses on the legal test to be applied to patient consent as established in the
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Fenwick, Peter; Beran, Roy G. (1997)Informed consent requires the person to correctly understand the nature of what is offered and to be free to choose without coercion. Where there are impediments to such decision-making, then appropriate guardians or ...