Journals Higher Education



27 February 1986

408 Pages | illus.

ISBN: 9780195036862

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A History and Theory of Informed Consent

Ruth R. Faden and Tom L. Beauchamp
In collaboration with Nancy M. P. King

A timely, authoritative discussion of an important clinical topic, this useful book outlines the history, function, nature and requirements of informed consent, focusing on patient autonomy as central to the concept. Primarily a philosophical analysis, the book also covers legal aspects, with chapters on disclosure, comprehension, and competence.


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