Ethical aspects of informed consent in obstetric anesthesia--new challenges and solutions.

@article{Hoehner2003EthicalAO,
  title={Ethical aspects of informed consent in obstetric anesthesia--new challenges and solutions.},
  author={Paul J Hoehner},
  journal={Journal of clinical anesthesia},
  year={2003},
  volume={15 8},
  pages={587-600}
}
Informed consent is a cornerstone and routine component of the ethical practice of modern medicine. Its full theoretical application to specific clinical situations, however, presents a number of ethical dilemmas for health care providers. Obstetric anesthesia, in particular, presents many unique challenges to the process of informed consent. In this review, the ethical background to the doctrine of informed consent within the context of "principlism" is explored and critiqued. The application… CONTINUE READING