Notice: Payments for answers will end 4/10/2017. Click for more info.
You have new items in your feed. Click to view.
Question and answer
Q: analyse factors that influence the capacity of an individual to express consent
A: Informed consent is a phrase often used in law to indicate that the consent a person gives meets certain minimum standards. As a literal matter, in the absence of fraud, it is redundant. [ An informed consent can be said to have been given based upon a clear appreciation and understanding of the facts, implications, and future consequences of an action. In order to give informed consent, the
individual concerned must have adequate reasoning faculties and be in possession of all relevant facts at the time consent is given. Impairments to reasoning and judgment which may make it impossible for someone to give informed consent include such factors as basic intellectual or emotional immaturity, high levels of stress such as PTSD or as severe mental retardation, severe mental illness, intoxication, severe sleep deprivation, Alzheimer's disease, or being in a coma. This term was first used in a 1957 medical malpractice case by Paul G. Gebhard. Some acts cannot legally take place because of a lack of informed consent. In cases where an individual is considered unable to give informed consent, another person is generally authorized to give consent on his behalf, e.g., parents or legal guardians of a child and caregivers for the mentally ill. However, if a severely injured person is brought to a hospital in an unconscious state and no-one is available to give informed consent, doctors will give whatever treatment is necessary to save their life (according to the Hippocratic oath), which might involve major surgery, e.g., amputation. In cases where an individual is provided insufficient information to form a reasoned decision, serious ethical issues arise. Such cases in a clinical trial in medical research are anticipated and prevented by an ethics committee or Institutional Review Board. ]
Expert answered|selymi|Points 5360|
Question
Asked 8/5/2011 3:55:07 AM
0 Answers/Comments
Get an answer
New answers
Rating

There are no new answers.

Comments

There are no comments.

Add an answer or comment
Log in or sign up first.
26,998,475 questions answered
*
Get answers from Weegy and a team of really smart lives experts.
S
L
Points 240 [Total 258] Ratings 0 Comments 170 Invitations 7 Offline
S
L
Points 130 [Total 130] Ratings 0 Comments 130 Invitations 0 Offline
S
L
R
Points 115 [Total 266] Ratings 1 Comments 5 Invitations 10 Offline
S
R
L
R
P
R
P
R
Points 66 [Total 734] Ratings 0 Comments 6 Invitations 6 Offline
S
1
L
L
P
R
P
L
P
P
R
P
R
P
R
P
P
Points 62 [Total 13329] Ratings 0 Comments 62 Invitations 0 Offline
S
L
1
R
Points 34 [Total 1450] Ratings 2 Comments 14 Invitations 0 Offline
S
Points 20 [Total 20] Ratings 1 Comments 0 Invitations 1 Offline
S
L
Points 10 [Total 187] Ratings 0 Comments 0 Invitations 1 Offline
S
Points 10 [Total 13] Ratings 0 Comments 10 Invitations 0 Offline
S
Points 10 [Total 10] Ratings 0 Comments 0 Invitations 1 Offline
* Excludes moderators and previous
winners (Include)
Home | Contact | Blog | About | Terms | Privacy | © Purple Inc.