Bioethics for Clinicians: 2.Disclosure
Burgess, Michael M.
Singer, Peter A.
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal 1996 August 15; 155(4): 387-391
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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 ...
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; 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 ...