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Informed consent

Manson, Neil (2013) Informed consent. In: International encyclopedia of ethics. Wiley, Chichester. ISBN 9781405186414

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Abstract

Informed consent is a central concept of contemporary medical ethics. Clinicians and medical researchers are under an obligation to inform patients and research subjects about the nature, purposes, risks, and side effects of proposed courses of action (and, if relevant, a specification of the risks of not acting in the suggested way). A vast body of literature has been produced, over the past 30 years or so, about the nature, justification, scope, and limits of informed consent. Here we will focus on what informed consent is, how it came to have a central place in medical ethics, and then briefly introduce some of the main problems and issues with informed consent.

Item Type: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings
Uncontrolled Keywords: practical (applied) ; ethics ; bioethics
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
Departments: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Politics & International Relations (Merged into PPR 2010-08-01)
ID Code: 55384
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 25 Jun 2012 11:53
Refereed?: No
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 03 Oct 2013 11:55
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/55384

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