The common law and statutory requirement that a patient provide informed consent
for a medical procedure facilitates the development of trust between patient and physician by allowing the patient to understand the procedure and discuss her options with her physician.
However, such child must be competent to give informed consent
. Although the Children's Act  does not declare that parents must consent to the surgery, and states that the child must be 'assisted' by a parent or guardian, such assistance effectively means that a parent or guardian must also consent to the operation.
is defined as the process whereby individuals with decision-making capacity give their permission for a given procedure after receiving information and confirming that they understand the diagnosis, treatment, and alternative treatment options, as well as the possible positive or negative outcomes (1).
Two recent state court decisions indicate that the burden for patients receiving sufficient information to give informed consent
remains squarely with physicians, even as more medical services are being provided by non-physicians, including nurse practitioners and physician assistants.
This can be done with an "informed consent
" letter that provides advice and obtains the client's understanding and consent.
was the focus of this year's forum, with nurse-led consent, compulsion vs consent, nursing accountabilities for informed consent
and legal frameworks for informed consent
among the topics covered.
Toms, a recent landmark decision on informed consent
, is correct?
The State Bar of Michigan's submitted comments to the court address written "informed consent
" for limited scope representation.
Following the publication of the article by Sabatino et al., entitled "Canalolabyrinthine Schwannoma, A Rare Variant of Intralabyrinthine Schwannoma: A Case Report" (J Int Adv Otol 2017; 13(1): 140-2) that was published in the April 2017 issue of The Journal of International Advanced Otology, the editorial office staff detected the presence of an error in the "Informed Consent
" and "Author Contributions" sections that are available at the end of the manuscript.
With these thoughts in mind, I take a fresh and provocative look at the accepted paradigm of informed consent
in clinical and research settings.
The message that rings true in this article can be applied to any facet of clinical practice: the importance of informed consent
and thorough documentation.
Patient's informed consent
is a legal document and a moral principle.