Bioethics for Clinicians: 1. Consent
Williams, John R.
Singer, Peter A.
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal 1996 July 15; 155(2): 177-180 [see correction in CMAJ 1996 August 15; 155(4): 374]
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Etchells, Edward; Sharpe, Gilbert; Walsh, Phil; Williams, John R.; Singer, Peter A. (1996-07-15)Patients are entitled to make decisions about their medical care and to be given relevant information on which to base such decisions. The physicians obligation to obtain the patient's consent to treatment is grounded in ...
Etchells, Edward; Sharpe, Gilbert; Dykeman, Mary Jane; Meslin, Eric M.; Singer, Peter A. (1996-10-15)In the context of consent, "voluntariness" refers to a patient's right to make health care choices free of any undue influence. However, a patient's freedom to make choices can be compromised by internal factors such as ...
Etchells, Edward; Sharpe, Gilbert; Elliott, Carl; Singer, Peter A. (1996-09-15)In the context of patient consent, "capacity" refers to the patient's ability to understand information relevant to a treatment decision and to appreciate the reasonably foreseeable consequences of a decision or lack ...