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Monday, 18 July 2016

Informed consent in alternative medicine? | Edzard Ernst

Informed consent is a basic ethical principle and a precondition for any medical or surgical procedure (e. g. a therapeutic intervention or a diagnostic test). Essentially, there are 4 facets of informed consent: 
  1. the patient must have decision-making capacity, 
  2. the patient’s decision must be free from coercion or manipulation, 
  3. all relevant information must be disclosed to the […]