Does radiology require informed consent for radiation risk?

Does radiology require informed consent for radiation risk?
Elizabeth M Davies, Andrew J Bridges, Emma ML Chung
The British Institute of Radiology, 6 August 2021
Recent trends in medical decision-making have moved from paternalistic doctor-patient relations to shared decision-making. Informed consent is fundamental to this process and to ensuring patients’ ongoing trust in the health-care profession. It cannot be assumed that patients consent to the risk associated with medical exposures, unless they have been provided with the information to make that decision. This position is supported by both the legal and ethical framework around Radiation Protection detailed in this commentary.

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