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; 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 ...