Empty ethics: the problem with informed consent.

  title={Empty ethics: the problem with informed consent.},
  author={Oonagh P Corrigan},
  journal={Sociology of health & illness},
  volume={25 7},
Informed consent is increasingly heralded as an ethical panacea, a tool to counter autocratic and paternalistic medical practices. Debate about the implementation of informed consent is constricted and polarised, centring on the right of individuals to be fully informed and to freely choose versus an autocratic, paternalistic practice that negates individual choice. A bioethical framework, based on a principle-led form of reductive/deductive reasoning, dominates the current model of informed… CONTINUE READING

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