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Disclosure of information and informed consent: ethical and practical considerations.
J Child Neurol 2009; 24(12):1568-71JC

Abstract

Disclosure of information and informed consent are relatively new concepts in the patient-physician relationship. They are based primarily on the principle of autonomy and they have many favorable practical advantages. However, the practical implementation of these requirements is fraught with difficulties, some of which can cause harm to the patient or be obstacles in fulfilling the moral obligation of beneficence. This is particularly true when disclosure of information and informed consent are done by physicians in a defensive way for fear of malpractice suits. The most ethically defensible approach is to tailor and navigate the information according to the needs and desires of each individual patient in a sensitive and empathic manner. The informed consent should be a process of mutually shared responsibility by the patient and the physician, ensuring adequate and relevant information that is well comprehended by the individual patient, and is used correctly for his or her decision making.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Shaare Zedek Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel. steinberg@e-tal.org

Pub Type(s)

Editorial

Language

eng

PubMed ID

19509408

Citation

Steinberg, Avraham. "Disclosure of Information and Informed Consent: Ethical and Practical Considerations." Journal of Child Neurology, vol. 24, no. 12, 2009, pp. 1568-71.
Steinberg A. Disclosure of information and informed consent: ethical and practical considerations. J Child Neurol. 2009;24(12):1568-71.
Steinberg, A. (2009). Disclosure of information and informed consent: ethical and practical considerations. Journal of Child Neurology, 24(12), pp. 1568-71. doi:10.1177/0883073809337033.
Steinberg A. Disclosure of Information and Informed Consent: Ethical and Practical Considerations. J Child Neurol. 2009;24(12):1568-71. PubMed PMID: 19509408.
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