Orthopaedic Ethics 6: Informed Consent

Obtaining permission to perform a medical intervention is a widely accepted practice in medical care. When done properly it fulfills a core principal in biomedical ethics of respecting a patient's autonomy and allowing each individual patient to decide how they wish to be cared for.

Module content created by 
Paul Levin, MD of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
Learning objectives for this Activity:

Define informed consent

Identify the informed consent process 

Define patient understanding of informed consent 

Define options if surgical indications are questionable

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