Informed Consent: Legal Theory and Clinical Practice
Oxford University Press, Jul 12, 2001 - Medical - 352 pages
Informed consent - as an ethical ideal and legal doctrine - has been the source of much concern to clinicians. Drawing on a diverse set of backgrounds and two decades of research in clinical settings, the authors - a lawyer, a physician, a social scientist, and a philosopher - help clinicians understand and cope with their legal obligations and show how the proper handling of informed consent can improve , rather than impede, patient care. Following a concise review of the ethical and legal foundations of informed consent, they provide detailed, practical suggestions for incorporating informed consent into clinical practice. This completely revised and updated edition discusses how to handle informed consent in all phases of the doctor-patient relationship, use of consent forms, patients' refusals of treatment, and consent to research. It comments on recent laws and national policy, and addresses cutting edge issues, such as fulfilling physician obligations under managed care. This clear and succinct book contains a wealth of information that will not only help clinicians meet the legal requirements of informed consent and understand its ethical underpinnings, but also enhance their ability to deal with their patients more effectively. It will be of value to all those working in areas where issues of informed consent are likely to arise, including medicine, biomedical research, mental health care, nursing, dentistry, biomedical ethics, and law.
What people are saying - Write a review
Other editions - View all
altemative Appelbaum authority behavior bioethics cancer Chapter choice cians clinical clinicians competent concem conﬂict consent forms consent process consent to research consent to treatment courts deci decisionmaking process Declaration of Helsinki deﬁned deﬁnition difﬁcult disclose disclosure discussion doctor-patient doctors doctrine of informed duty event model example experimental ﬁnancial ﬁnd ﬁrst fonns goals harm healthcare hospital Human Experimentation human subjects idea of informed incompetent patients individual inﬂuence infonned informed consent Institutional Review Boards interests investigators involved issue JAMA judicial justiﬁed Katz Law Review legal requirements liability managed managed care medical decision ment negligence Nuremberg Code one’s participation particular percent person physi physicians physicians and patients placebo plaintiff practice President’s Commission Printing Ofﬁce procedure professional protection psychiatric question reasonable reﬂect regulations relationship responsibility risks and beneﬁts role sion situation speciﬁc standard sufﬁcient surrogate theory therapeutic privilege tients tion treatment options treatment refusal understanding values waiver