Informed Consent: Legal Theory and Clinical Practice / Edition 2

Informed Consent: Legal Theory and Clinical Practice / Edition 2

by Jessica W. Berg, Paul S. Appelbaum, Charles W. Lidz
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195126777

ISBN-13: 9780195126778

Pub. Date: 07/28/2001

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

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

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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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195126778
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
07/28/2001
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 5.90(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

1. Informed Consent: Framing the Questions
2. The Concept and Ethical Justification of Informed Consent
3. The Legal Requirements for Disclosure and Consent: History and Current Status
4. Exceptions to the Legal Requirements: Emergency, Waiver, Therapeutic Privilege and Compulsory Treatment
5. Exceptions to the Legal Requirements: Incompetence
6. Legal Rules for Recovery
7. Critical Approaches to the Law of Informed Consent
8. The Role of Informed Consent in Medical Decision-making
9. Consent Forms: Documentation and Guidance
10. Managed Care and Informed Consent
11. Patients Who Refuse Treatment
12. The Independent Evolution of Informed Consent to Research
13. Fulfilling the Underlying Purpose of Informed Consent to Research
14. The Limits of Informed Consent
15. An Agenda for the Future

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