The Significance and Application of Informed Consent
Brazell, Nancy E.
AORN Journal (Association of Operating Room Nurses). 1997 Feb; 65(2): 377, 379-380, 382, 385-386.
Bringing well-informed patients to the OR is a challenge for all who participate in surgical patients' care. Although the issue of informed consent has been around for a long time, it was not until the latter half of the twentieth century that health care professionals and patients began to focus on informed consent as a central concern in health care. This article explains the roots of informed consent, the path it has traveled, and the importance that health care professionals, especially perioperative nurses, play in ensuring that patients are fully informed about their impending procedures.
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