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The Physician - Patient Relationship

What is an advanced directive various methods by which a patient exercises the right to self-determination prior to a medical necessity; includes living wills, health care proxies and durable power of attorney.
What is implied consent Consent inferred by signs, inaction, or silence of patient
Informed (or expressed consent) Consent granted by a patient after the patient has received knowledge and understanding of potential risks and benefits
What is an agent Person authorized to act on behalf of a patient
Durable power of attorney a legal agreement that allows an agent or representative of the patient to act on behalf of the patient
Created by: Mwebb09