Informed consent in Texas: theory and practice.

  title={Informed consent in Texas: theory and practice.},
  author={M. Cherry and H. Engelhardt},
  journal={The Journal of medicine and philosophy},
  volume={29 2},
The legal basis of informed consent in Texas may on first examination suggest an unqualified affirmation of persons as the source of authority over themselves. This view of individuals in the practice of informed consent tends to present persons outside of any social context in general and outside of their families in particular. The actual functioning of law and medical practice in Texas, however, is far more complex. This study begins with a brief overview of the roots of Texas law and public… Expand
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