Establishing the Boundaries of Informed Consent

The right of competent adults to consent to and refuse treatment was established through a series of—often high profile—court cases that also described the types of information required to ensure that consent was truly “informed.” This issue looks at the daily patient-physician encounters that don’t make the news. Case commentaries and articles seek to find the line between those tests and treatments for which consent is assumed and those for which explicit patient consent must be secured.
Volume 10, Number 8: 483-537 Full Issue PDF