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; 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 ...
Etchells, Edward; Sharpe, Gilbert; Burgess, Michael M.; Singer, Peter A. (1996-08-15)In the context of patient consent, "disclosure" refers to the provision of relevant information by the clinician and its comprehension by the patient. Both elements are necessary for valid consent. Disclosure should inform ...