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102 informed consent

informed consent

TermDefinition
advance directives predetermined (usually written) choice made to inform others of the ways in which the patient wishes to be treated while incompetent.
assault deliberate act wherein one person threatens to harm another without consent and the victim feels the attacker has the ability to carry out the threat.
autonomy the concept that patients are to be treated as individuals and informed about procedures to facilitate appropriate decisions.
battery touching to which the victim has not consented.
competence the ability to make choices
consent forms useful tools to help inform patients about procedures and document consent.
false imprisonment the unlawful confinement of a person within fixed area.
intentional torts wrongs resulting from acts done with the intention of causing harm to another.
simple consent the essential required of a patient for any procedure.
unintentional torts wrongs resulting from actions that were not intended to do harm.
informed consent the written assent of a patient to receive a proposed treatment; adequate information is essential for the patient to give truly informed consent.
Created by: nemracf13