Free Online Dictionary
|Babylon English English dictionary||Download this dictionary|
n. consent given by a patient (or his/her legally authorized representative) to undergo surgery or medical treatment or procedure after being informed and understanding the benefits and risks involved
The following video provides you with the correct English pronunciation of the word "Informed Consent", to help you become a better English speaker.
|Wikipedia English The Free Encyclopedia||Download this dictionary|
Informed consent is a phrase often used in law to indicate that the consent a person gives meets certain minimum standards. As a literal matter, in the absence of fraud, it is redundant. An informed consent can be said to have been given based upon a clear appreciation and understanding of the facts, implications, and future consequences of an action. In order to give informed consent, the individual concerned must have adequate reasoning faculties and be in possession of all relevant facts at the time consent is given. Impairments to reasoning and judgment which may make it impossible for someone to give informed consent include such factors as basic intellectual or emotional immaturity, high levels of stress such as PTSD or as severe mental retardation, severe mental illness, intoxication, severe sleep deprivation, Alzheimer's disease, or being in a coma. This term was first used in a 1957 medical malpractice case by Paul G. Gebhard.
|See more at Wikipedia.org...|
© This article uses material from Wikipedia® and is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License and under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License
|WordNet 2.0 Dictionary||Download this dictionary|
1. consent by a patient to undergo a medical or surgical treatment or to participate in an experiment after the patient understands the risks involved
|NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms||Download this dictionary|
A process in which a person learns key facts about a clinical trial, including potential risks and benefits, before deciding whether or not to participate in a study. Informed consent continues throughout the trial.
A Service of the National Cancer Institute.
|Macular Degeneration Dictionary||Download this dictionary|
The process of learning key facts about a clinical trial before participating, including:
- Why the study is being done;
- What is to be accomplished;
- What will be done and for how long;
- What risks are involved;
- What benefits can be expected;
- What other treatments are available; and
- Whether the subject may quit the trial at any time.
Copyright 2006, Macular Degeneration Support - The Eyes of the MD Community
| Informed Consent in Italian | Informed Consent in Spanish | Informed Consent in Dutch | Informed Consent in Portuguese | Informed Consent in German | Informed Consent in Russian | Informed Consent in Japanese | Informed Consent in Greek | Informed Consent in Turkish | Informed Consent in Hebrew | Informed Consent in Arabic | Informed Consent in Croatian | Informed Consent in Finnish
You think you have ethics... Take the survey NOW!