Should informed consent be based on rational beliefs?

@article{Savulescu1997ShouldIC,
  title={Should informed consent be based on rational beliefs?},
  author={Julian Savulescu and Richard W Momeyer},
  journal={Journal of medical ethics},
  year={1997},
  volume={23 5},
  pages={282-8}
}
Our aim is to expand the regulative ideal governing consent. We argue that consent should not only be informed but also based on rational beliefs. We argue that holding true beliefs promotes autonomy. Information is important insofar as it helps a person to hold the relevant true beliefs. But in order to hold the relevant true beliefs, competent people must also think rationally. Insofar as information is important, rational deliberation is important. Just as physicians should aim to provide… CONTINUE READING