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Where's the Evidence?Debates in Modern Medicine$
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William A. Silverman

Print publication date: 1999

Print ISBN-13: 9780192630889

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192630889.001.0001

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Informing and consenting

Informing and consenting

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Where's the Evidence?

William A. Silverman

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This chapter presents a 1992 commentary on informed consent. The requirement for formal and specific consent for medical action, especially and notion of patients' informed consent for previously unevaluated treatments is a fairly recent development. From the onset of the informed consent era, doubts have been raise over whether it is possible to determine whether patients have been truly informed.

Keywords:   informed consent, patient care, medical care, medical practice

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