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Informed Consent 

Informed Consent
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Informed Consent
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Gregory Davis

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199344659.003.0002
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date: 19 January 2020

Chapter 2 deals specifically with the topic of informed consent, an essential legal requirement for the general practice of medicine. Some of the cases are specific to mental health treatment, but most are critical to defining the standards of informed consent and are related to more purely medical conditions. Cases described here include Natanson v. Kline, Canterbury v. Spence, Kaimowitz v. Michigan Department of Mental Health, Truman v. Thomas, Clites v. Iowa, and Zinermon v. Burch.

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