Consent: Practical Principles For Clinicians

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Obtaining proper patient consent in clinical care is vital in current times. The approach of 'doctor knows best' is now superseded by patient rights to make decisions. The approach of this book from ...
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Basic Ethics and Consent

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Jeffrey C. McILwain

Abstract

There are many ethical principles that guide doctors and underpin their approach to care. In recent times an ascendant principle has been autonomy - the right of a person to make decisions for and about themselves.

Affiliation:

St. Helens&Knowsley Teaching Hospitals UK.