Informed Consent and Health: A Global Analysis (Global Perspectives on Medical Law series) 2020 Original PDF
Informed consent is the legal instrument that purports to protect an individual’s autonomy and defends against medical arbitrariness. Informed Consent and Health highlights that possession of complete information about all relevant aspects of a proposed treatment is integral to the ability of a patient to make an informed choice. With patient choice at both legislative and judicial levels rising to greater levels of prominence, this timely book examines how the tensions between the rights of patients to make choices and the duties of doctors to provide health care are managed.
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.
Containing an in-depth discussion on this fundamental right, this thought-provoking book will be of value to academics and practitioners alike. Providing fascinating insight into new solutions and interpretations, this book will also prove a key resource for clinicians and health care workers.
Contributors include: B. Buchner, S.C. Chima, I. Freckelton, R. Fretwell Wilson, N. Glover-Thomas, M. Hartlev, Y. Joly, V.G. Mammadov, G. Marrocco, Y.V. Pavlova, M. Pinkesz, S.I. Pospelova, V.L. Raposo, Y.D. Sergeyev, T. Vansweevelt, M.H. Zawati