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Legal Briefing: Informed Consent
The Journal of Clinical Ethics (2010)
  • Thaddeus M Pope, Widener University - Delaware Campus
Abstract

This issue’s “Legal Briefing” column covers legal developments pertaining to informed consent. Not only has this topic been the subject of recent articles in this journal, but it also been the subject of numerous public and professional discussions over the past several months. Legal developments concerning informed consent can be usefully grouped into nine categories: (1) general disclosure standards in the clinical context, (2) shared decision making, (3) statutorily mandated abortion disclosures, (4) statutorily mandated end-of-life counseling, (5) other statutorily mandated subject-specific disclosures, (6) U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) labeling and federal pre-emption of state informed consent law, (7) relaxed informed consent for HIV testing, (8) general disclosure standards in the research context, and (9) issues on the horizon.

Keywords
  • informed consent,
  • health law,
  • medical ethics
Publication Date
Spring 2010
Citation Information
Thaddeus M Pope. "Legal Briefing: Informed Consent" The Journal of Clinical Ethics Vol. 21 Iss. 1 (2010)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/thaddeus_pope/36/