By extending the traditional doctrine of informed consent
to its outermost limits, abortion-specific laws tread in the middle of several competing interests, such as a physician's free speech rights, a patient's right to accurate information, and the State's power to regulate the medical profession.
A child may consent to a surgical procedure to terminate a pregnancy in terms of the Choice on Termination of Pregnancy Act,  provided he/she can give informed consent
. Informed consent
means that the patient has knowledge of the procedure and understands and appreciates all its consequences.
While there is no consensus regarding definitions of many issues in medical ethics, informed consent
has had relatively standard ethical, legal, and institutional definitions in national and international regulations for a long time (3).
Toms that physicians in Pennsylvania cannot delegate the duty to obtain informed consent
to a non-physician provider, and must instead personally engage in a "face-to-face exchange" with the patient.
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It held that obtaining informed consent
is a doctor's duty that is nondelegable.
Alternative A in the proposed amendments calls for the client to give informed consent
"preferably confirmed in writing."
: Written informed consent
was obtained from the patient for publication of this case report and accompanying images.
In the normal run of human affairs, and particularly in matters medical, whatever we do to others should be governed by their freely given and informed consent
. This has both legal and ethical foundations.
It should be remembered that informed consent
is a discussion between the surgeon and the patient.
It was concluded that the dental practitioners of Lahore have a good awareness about questions concerning patients' informed consent
but a considerable number of participants was not using written consent as a routine procedure.
The puzzling features of this case are meant to be a cautionary tale: it is easy in the rush with the pressure of clinical practice to view informed consent
as a bothersome technical detail.
is a fundamental component of modern medicine and indispensable in the practice of medicine.
Optometrists working to outdated protocols could find themselves being drawn in to a doctor's negligence claim as a witness in cases where informed consent
is deemed invalid.
In general, informed consent
is legally required for all procedures and testing, with few exceptions.