WHAT is informed consent and WHY is it considered a bio-ethical issue?

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  • Lori
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    10 years ago
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    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.

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  • 10 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.

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  • 10 years ago

    When consent is given they have been informed of all options and repercussions,

    because it is?

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  • 10 years ago

    Summer school, eh?

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