informed consent

Legal Issues: Informed Consent

Informed consent requirements and recommendations.
MedEsthetics Jan/Feb 2019

Informed consent—the idea that patients have the right to make their own decisions about their medical treatments—first appeared in court rulings in the early 20th century. It was codified into law in the 1970s and 1980s and is now sacrosanct.
“The point of informed consent is to demonstrate that the physician or the provider has given the patient all the material information they need to make an informed decision," says Jay Reyero, partner for ByrdAdatto, a Dallas-based healthcare and business law firm. “It is more than a signed consent document.”

Informed Consent

The informed consent process involves more than just sharing risks.
Informed Consent

Informed consent is the process by which a treating healthcare provider discloses appropriate information to a patient in order for the patient to make a voluntary choice whether to accept or refuse the proposed treatment. It originates from the legal and ethical rights of the patient to direct what happens to his or her body as well as from the ethical duty of the physician to involve the patient in the healthcare decision-making process.

Informed Consent

The informed consent process involves more than just sharing risks.
Informed Consent

Informed consent is the process by which a treating healthcare provider discloses appropriate information to a patient in order for the patient to make a voluntary choice whether to accept or refuse the proposed treatment. It originates from the legal and ethical rights of the patient to direct what happens to his or her body as well as from the ethical duty of the physician to involve the patient in the healthcare decision-making process.