informed consent

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informed consent

Consent given after being provided with fair and full disclosure of all the facts necessary to make an intelligent decision after weighing the relative pros and cons of the situation and the possibility of realistic alternatives.Real estate agents may sometimes represent both buyers and sellers in the same transaction if all parties agree after informed consent.

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Patients' rights vary in different countries and often depending upon prevailing cultural and social norms.
The former officer of patients' rights revealed that when legitimate complaints were taken to senior health ministry officials they were ignored.
Patients' rights, quality of life, and health care system performance.
Meanwhile, the Supreme Court's unanimous decision on Monday nullified patients' rights laws in 10 states.
According to the organizers, the planned ombudsman group will respond to consultations concerning patients' rights, as well as investigate and warn medical institutions.
One of the reasons Barr stood strong on patients' rights was probably because he is politically and geographically close to Rep.
who has central bipartisan efforts in the House to enact patients' rights legislation.
Turned her battle against ovarian cancer into a crusade for patients' rights
On one hand, patients' rights advocates understand the debate to be about protecting a patient's ability to sue managed care companies for inferior-quality medical services.
Poor pain management (including failure to premedicate for pain and treatments, and inappropriate use of psychotropic drugs) has triggered survey citations for abuse, violation of patients' rights (per the self determination act), and substandard care.
The patients' rights regulations will strengthen existing protections for patient health and safety and will help assure that high-quality care is provided to all patients in hospitals participating in the Medicare and Medicaid programs.
But for more than 12 years, legislators, patients' rights groups, and medical professionals have failed in repeated attempts to do just that.