Informed Consent. Philosophy 2803 Lecture IV Feb. 5, 2003. Issues . Why does informed consent matter? How should we understand the idea of informed consent? How should the issue of consent be dealt with when a patient is incompetent?
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Feb. 5, 2003
1. Disclosure of Information
2. Comprehension of Information
3. Voluntary Consent
4. Competence to Consent
* follows Beauchamp & Childress, Principles of Biomedical Ethics
1. Medical Community: What a typical physician/researcher would disclose
2. Subjective: What the patient wanted to know
3. Objective: What a reasonable person would want to know