Truce on the Battlefield: A Proposal for a Different Approach to Medical Informed Consent

@article{Piper1994TruceOT,
  title={Truce on the Battlefield: A Proposal for a Different Approach to Medical Informed Consent},
  author={A. Piper},
  journal={The Journal of Law, Medicine \& Ethics},
  year={1994},
  volume={22},
  pages={301 - 313}
}
  • A. Piper
  • Published 1994
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • The Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics
at is informed consent in medicine? For more than a generation, this deceptively simple w question has vexed the law, discomfited medicine, and generated much inspired, provocative, and even contentious commentary.’ The question has also spawned several lawLiits.2 On one side stand patients who claim that, at the time of consent, they were ignorant of a particular risk; who state that, with more or different information, they would have chosen a different treatment; and who argue that, because… Expand
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