Anonymous asked in Education & ReferenceHomework Help · 1 decade ago

Difference between Informed consent and shared decisionmaking?

I am taking a bioethics course...I just would like some1 to explain what the difference is between informed consent (sense 1) and shared decisionmaking (mutual decisionmaking) Can some1 explain this? Please! I need help! Thank you!

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  • 1 decade ago
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    informed consent suggests that the options and risks have been explained and the patient agrees to the plan as suggested by the professional.

    Shared decision making is one when not all the risks are known a more limited information is available. Perhaps the patient has a medical condition but only limited funds and then the decision is about what resources they have to pay.

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