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Informed Consent

Informed Consent Abstract • 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. References 1. Welch v Whitaker, 317 SE2d 758 (SC App 1984). 2. Ford v Ireland, 699 SW2d 587 (Tex App 1985). 3. Logan v Greenwich Hospital Association, 465 A2d 294 (Conn 1983). 4. Gates v Jensen, 92 Wash 2d 246, 595 P2d 919 (1979). 5. Hidding v Williams, 578 So2d 1192 (La App 1991). 6. Kaskie v Wright, 589 A2d 213 (Pa Super 1991) 7. Centers for Disease Control. Recommendations for preventing transmission of human immunodeficiency virus and hepatitis B virus to patients during exposure-prone invasive procedures . MMWR . 1991;40(No. (RR-8) ):5. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Ophthalmology American Medical Association

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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1993 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0003-9950
eISSN
1538-3687
DOI
10.1001/archopht.1993.01090030039033
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Abstract

Abstract • 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. References 1. Welch v Whitaker, 317 SE2d 758 (SC App 1984). 2. Ford v Ireland, 699 SW2d 587 (Tex App 1985). 3. Logan v Greenwich Hospital Association, 465 A2d 294 (Conn 1983). 4. Gates v Jensen, 92 Wash 2d 246, 595 P2d 919 (1979). 5. Hidding v Williams, 578 So2d 1192 (La App 1991). 6. Kaskie v Wright, 589 A2d 213 (Pa Super 1991) 7. Centers for Disease Control. Recommendations for preventing transmission of human immunodeficiency virus and hepatitis B virus to patients during exposure-prone invasive procedures . MMWR . 1991;40(No. (RR-8) ):5.

Journal

Archives of OphthalmologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: Mar 1, 1993

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