American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy guideline on informed consent for GI endoscopic procedures

American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy guideline on informed consent for GI endoscopic procedures
Guideline
ASGE Standards of Practice Committee, Andrew C. Storm, Douglas S. Fishman, James L. Buxbaum, Nayantara Coelho-Prabhu, Mohammad A. Al-Haddad, Stuart K. Amateau, Audrey H. Calderwood, Christopher J. DiMaio, Sherif E. Elhanafi, Nauzer Forbes, Larissa L. Fujii-Lau, Terry L. Jue, Divyanshoo R. Kohli, Richard S. Kwon, Joanna K. Law, Swati Pawa, Nirav C. Thosani, Sachin Wani, Bashar J. Qumseya
Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, February 2022; 95(2) pp 207-215
Abstract
Informed consent is the cornerstone of the ethical practice of procedures and treatments in medicine. The purpose of this document from the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) Standards of Practice Committee is to provide an update on best practice of the informed consent process and other issues around informed consent and shared decision-making for endoscopic procedures. The principles of informed consent are based on longstanding legal doctrine. Several new concepts and clinical trials addressing the best practice of informed consent will help guide practitioners of the burgeoning field of GI endoscopic procedures. After a literature review and an iterative discussion and voting process by the ASGE Standards of Practice Committee, this document was produced to update our guidance on informed consent for the practicing endoscopist. Because this document was designed by considering the laws and broad practice of endoscopy in the United States, legal requirements may differ by state and region, and it is the responsibility of the endoscopist, practice managers, and other healthcare organizations to be aware of local laws. Our recommendations are designed to improve the informed consent experience for both physicians and patients as they work together to diagnose and treat GI diseases with endoscopy.

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