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informed consent

a patient's consent to a medical or surgical procedure or to participation in a clinical study after being properly advised of the relevant medical facts and the risks involved.
Origin of informed consent
1965-70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for informed consent
  • And you seemed to have missed one of the basic points of the article: informed consent.
  • The traditional way of dealing with such qualms has been through informed consent.
  • What is crucially important is really good oversight and really good informed consent.
  • Anything you do with them requires informed consent.
  • informed consent, central to the doctor-patient relationship, requires honest doctors.
  • Yet children can neither refuse to take mind-altering drugs nor can they give informed consent to such drug use.
  • The doctrine of informed consent is meant to put patients in control of their own care.
  • Written and informed consent was obtained from all subjects prior to the experiments.
  • The need to obtain the informed consent of people whose bones are studied is not.
  • Doing so patronises the patient, undermines their trust, and violates the principles of informed consent.
informed consent in Medicine

informed consent in·formed consent (ĭn-fôrmd')
Consent by a patient to a surgical or medical procedure or participation in a clinical study after achieving an understanding of the relevant medical facts and the risks involved.

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