Precluding consent by clinicians who are both the attending and the investigator: an outdated shibboleth?

@article{Shah2015PrecludingCB,
  title={Precluding consent by clinicians who are both the attending and the investigator: an outdated shibboleth?},
  author={Anita. Shah and Kathryn M Porter and Sandra E Juul and Benjamin S Wilfond},
  journal={The American journal of bioethics : AJOB},
  year={2015},
  volume={15 4},
  pages={
          80-2
        }
}
The question raised by this case about who should obtain parental permission can be clarified by considering four general requirements for informed consent: 1) individuals must have the capacity to give consent; 2) the information must be disclosed; 3) the information must be understood; and 4) the decision must be voluntary (Faden and Beauchamp 1986). This case highlights challenges related to two of these concepts: understanding and voluntariness. Specifically, does a parent’s ability to… CONTINUE READING

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