Which of the following describes what happens before signing the consent form
in the more limited institutional sense of informed consent?
a. There is only an implied consent.
b. The physician outlines risk-benefit factors for the patient, and ascertains that
the patient has understood them before giving consent.
c. The patient gets a second opinion.
d. The physician and patient engage in an ongoing dialogue on treatment care
Which of the following describes the institutional model of informed consent?
a. The actual disclosure of information is less critical than obtaining the
signature on a consent form.
b. Patient autonomy is of paramount importance.
c. Disclosure is a one-way process, with the physician transmitting a body of
d. The information provided is tailored to the unique needs of a particular
Because of the requirement to maintain or restore a service member's deploy-
ability worldwide, the service member's right to give consent for treatment is:
Equal to that of civilians.
Greater than most.
Equal to that of family members.
An 86-year-old diabetic with a history of heart failure is admitted to the
emergency room for chest pains. He is admitted to the intensive care unit
(ICU) where it is discove red that he has suffered a heart attack. The next day
a bed is needed in the ICU for another pati ent. The diabetic is asked if he
would mind being moved to a regular floor . He consents to the move. He is
not told that on a regular ward there will be no cardiac monitor. Which of the
following statements characterizes this situation?
a. The patient's right to self-determination was upheld.
b. The patient's consent was implied.
c. There was express consent but not informed consent, as risks and benefits
were not outlined.
d. The patient was incompetent to give consent.