A History and Theory of Informed Consent

Hardcover | June 1, 1995

byRuth R. Faden, Tom L. Beauchamp, Nancy M. P. King

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Clearly argued and written in nontechnical language, this book provides a definitive account of informed consent. It begins by presenting the analytic framework for reasoning about informed consent found in moral philosophy and law. The authors then review and interpret the history ofinformed consent in clinical medicine, research, and the courts. They argue that respect for autonomy has had a central role in the justification and function of informed consent requirements. Then they present a theory of the nature of informed consent that is based on an appreciation of itshistorical roots. An important contribution to a topic of current legal and ethical debate, this study is accessible to everyone with a serious interest in biomedical ethics, including physicians, philosophers, policy makers, religious ethicists, lawyers, and psychologists. This timely analysismakes a significant contribution to the debate about the rights of patients and subjects.

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Clearly argued and written in nontechnical language, this book provides a definitive account of informed consent. It begins by presenting the analytic framework for reasoning about informed consent found in moral philosophy and law. The authors then review and interpret the history ofinformed consent in clinical medicine, research, ...

Ruth R. Faden is at Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health. Tom L. Beauchamp is at Georgetown University. Nancy M. P. King is at University of North Carolina School of Medicine.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:408 pages, 9.57 × 6.5 × 1.34 inPublished:June 1, 1995Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0195036867

ISBN - 13:9780195036862

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Table of Contents

PART I: Foundations1. Foundations in Moral Theory2. Foundations in Legal TheoryPART II: A History of Informed Consent3. Pronouncement and Practice in Clinical Medicine4. Consent and the Courts: The Emergence of the Legal Doctrine5. The Development of Consent Requirements in Research Ethics6. The Evolution of Federal Policy Governing Human ResearchPART III: A Theory of Informed Consent7. The Concept of Autonomy8. The Concepts of Informed Consent and Competence9. Understanding10. Coercion, Manipulation, and Persuasion

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"A fair and balanced treatment of a subject that is often learned by example. It clearly sets forth the history of informed consent in legal and medical practices, providing the reader with a firm grounding in the principles that govern informed consent. Understanding these principles andthe reasons behind them will not only help you deliver information more accurately to your patients, but it will also guide you in many decisions that you may have to make when discussing options with patients and their families. This is a lesson with the price of the book." --American Academy ofPhysician Assistants