WHAT is informed consent and WHY is it considered a bio-ethical issue?
- LoriLv 610 years agoFavorite Answer
Informed consent is typically an issue in the medical field, where doctors and health care providers must make sure that patients fully understand the consequences of any medicines they will be taking or any procedures they will undergo. This is a "bio-ethical" issue because it involves biology - medicine - and it involves ethics. There is an inherent inequality between the knowledge of a doctor an a patient. The doctor has the ethical responsibility and duty to ensure that the patient fully understands the consequences (good or bad) of any treatment decisions.
- cmdrbnd007Lv 610 years ago
You have the right to know what the doctor's plan of care is and the right to refuse that care. You are the one in control of your own health care.
- Love.CanadaLv 710 years ago
When consent is given they have been informed of all options and repercussions,
because it is?
- parsnipiannaLv 710 years ago
Summer school, eh?