Informed Consent and Health: A Global Analysis [BOOK]

Informed Consent and Health: A Global Analysis [BOOK]
Edited by Thierry Vansweevelt and Nicola Glover-Thomas
Global Perspectives on Medical Law Series
Edward Elgar, 1 April 2020
Abstract
Informed consent is the legal instrument that purports to protect an individual’s autonomy and defends against medical arbitrariness. This illuminating book investigates our evolving understanding of informed consent from a range of comparative and international perspectives, demonstrating the diversity of its interpretations around the world. Chapters offer a nuanced analysis of the problems that impede the understanding and implementation of the concept of informed consent and explore the contemporary challenges that continue to hinder both the patient and the medical community.

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