Under the law of informed consent, physicians must disclose to patients certain information about their medical condition and potential courses of treatment, and must obtain their consent to proceed.
This article delineates the basic standards that govern such disclosure, with special reference to legal cases that have dealt with ophthalmic concerns.
It concludes by discussing a number of special issues that have recently arisen in this area.
Mots-clés Pascal : Consentement éclairé, Etats Unis, Pratique professionnelle, Législation, Aide décision, Médecin, Information, Relation médecin malade, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Informed consent, United States, Professional practice, Legislation, Decision aid, Physician, Information, Physician patient relation, North America, America
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0463091
Code Inist : 002B30A09. Création : 199406.