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informed consent

Definition of informed consent in English:

Permission granted in full knowledge of the possible consequences, typically that which is given by a patient to a doctor for treatment with knowledge of the possible risks and benefits: written informed consent was obtained from each patient
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  • Recent case law on malpractice litigation and informed consent has been incorporated.
  • Regrettably, the very same design meant that it was not possible to obtain the informed consent of the patients.
  • The clinic also tells patients that the risks are so unknown it does not think informed consent is possible.
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