Lege Artis Medicinae

[Communication aspects of the "informed consent" principle]

NÉMETH Erzsébet

DECEMBER 28, 1994

Lege Artis Medicinae - 1994;4(12)

[The concept of informed consent is becoming increasingly common in modern medical ethics. "Informed consent is the voluntary, free and informed authorization given by a patient to the physician to perform a planned procedure. The principle is a new model of communication in the doctor-patient relationship, in which the doctor involves the patient in the decision-making process and the patient, with the help of information from the doctor, decides for himself which of the possible diagnostic or therapeutic alternatives should be applied to him."]

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