Informed consent in the emergency department.

  title={Informed consent in the emergency department.},
  author={John C. Moskop},
  journal={Emergency medicine clinics of North America},
  volume={17 2},
          327-40, ix-x
  • John C. Moskop
  • Published 1999 in Emergency medicine clinics of North America
This article reviews the doctrine of informed consent to treatment, with particular attention to its role in the emergency department. The article begins with a brief look at the moral and legal foundations of informed consent. The article then examines the three essential features of informed consent, patient capacity, disclosure of information, and voluntariness. After a review of five exceptions to the duty to obtain informed consent, the article concludes with a brief summary of issues of… CONTINUE READING

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