Question: What Are The 4 Principles Of Informed Consent?


Basic Elements of Informed ConsentDescription of Clinical Investigation.

Risks and Discomforts.


Alternative Procedures or Treatments.


Compensation and Medical Treatment in Event of Injury.


Voluntary Participation..

The entire informed consent process involves giving a subject adequate information concerning the study, providing adequate opportunity for the subject to consider all options, responding to the subject’s questions, ensuring that the subject has comprehended this information, obtaining the subject’s voluntary agreement …

A minor, someone who is 17 years and younger, is generally considered not competent to make informed consent decisions. As a result, it is the minor’s parents who provide the informed consent for treatment.

As autonomy is the main ethical principle for informed consent an absolute right to consent cannot exist. The basic difference between consent and informed consent is the patients’ knowledge behind the consent decision.

What types of procedures require informed consent?

What types of procedures need informed consent?most surgeries.blood transfusions.anesthesia.radiation.chemotherapy.some advanced medical tests, like a biopsy.most vaccinations.some blood tests, like HIV testing.

What is the ethical principle of informed consent?

As an ethical doctrine, informed consent is a process of communication whereby a patient is enabled to make an informed and voluntary decision about accepting or declining medical care. There are important legal aspects to informed consent that should not be overlooked.

I have read and I understand the provided information and have had the opportunity to ask questions. I understand that my participation is voluntary and that I am free to withdraw at any time, without giving a reason and without cost. I understand that I will be given a copy of this consent form.

No doctor, hospital, or clinical researcher can certainly avoid legal liability with informed consent. However, the patient is bound by the “consent.” A patient could be “fired” by his or her physician if a treatment outlined in the signed informed consent was not followed.

Informed consent is not possible if the doctor or researcher involved is not a moral character, or is lacking sufficient knowledge of the process under question. If the person administering the request is not capable, then the consent obtained is not truly informed.

For example, if a doctor operates on the left leg to remove a growth that is on the right leg, the patient may be able to sue for, among other things, lack of informed consent. A patient only has a claim, however, if the additional or different procedure was a mistake or clearly not necessary.

If adult patients are mentally able to make their own decisions, medical care cannot begin unless they give informed consent. The informed consent process makes sure that your health care provider has given you information about your condition along with testing and treatment options before you decide what to do.

The IRB encourages that whenever possible the informed consent process be done in person and not over the telephone. However, when the research can not reasonably be conducted in person, a telephone consent may be deemed appropriate.