The ethics of informed consent: a critical variable in the self-determination of health and mental health clients.

@article{Manning1997TheEO,
  title={The ethics of informed consent: a critical variable in the self-determination of health and mental health clients.},
  author={Susan S Manning and Charly Gaul},
  journal={Social work in health care},
  year={1997},
  volume={25 3},
  pages={103-17}
}
Informed consent is a critical variable in the self-determination of consumers receiving health and mental health services. Consent has become a more stringent requirement in recent years. However, providers emphasize legal requirements rather than the true participation of consumers--the "spirit" of informed consent. This article discusses the elements of… CONTINUE READING