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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