A formula for implied consent that is inferred from the patient's behavior would
Involuntary submission without apparent knowledge.
Involuntary submission with apparent knowledge.
Voluntary submission without apparent knowledge.
Voluntary submission with apparent knowledge.
A blanket written consent that doesn't specify the procedure or operation to which
the patient is giving consent is inadequate because it does not document:
An ability to communicate.
Providing the necessary information to patients may pose problems for the
physician because: complex treatment may be hard to explain adequately, there
are things the patient may prefer not to know, and/or an explanation may:
Lead to lawsuits.
Feed irrational fears.
Result in refusal rather than consent.
Which of the following supports the autonomy model of patient consent before
the consent form is signed by the patient:
a. The physician outlines the benefits, risks, and alternatives to a proposed
b. The patient is told not to worry and asked to sign the consent form.
c. The patient and physician engage in a give-and-take on options in order to
decide on a treatment plan suited to the unique needs of the patient.
d. The medical ethicist independently researches alternative treatment plans on
behalf of the patient.