Informed consent: the physicians' perspective.

  title={Informed consent: the physicians' perspective.},
  author={Kathryn M. Taylor and Merrijoy Kelner},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  volume={24 2},
Using the current controversy in breast cancer treatment as a model, this paper reports on physicians' attitudes and behavior in the use of informed consent. Findings are based on a survey of 170 oncologists from eight countries and representing three medical specialties. Physician responses indicate that they regarded informed consent as an intrusion into the doctor-patient relationship. Problems identified by the physicians included: decreasingly effective doctor-patient communication; less… CONTINUE READING

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