informed consent

noun

Definition of informed consent 

: consent to surgery by a patient or to participation in a medical experiment by a subject after achieving an understanding of what is involved

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Ethicists say the government's DNA testing also raises questions of privacy, informed consent and whether counseling is provided to families when the tests reveal unexpected results. Ricardo Alonso-zaldivar And Elliot Spagat, chicagotribune.com, "Medical experts worry about testing DNA to reunite families," 11 July 2018 Patients will have to provide informed consent in writing before obtaining an unapproved drug under the bill. Robert Pear, New York Times, "Congress Approves Bill Giving Patients a ‘Right to Try’ Experimental Drugs," 22 May 2018 Rachelle Columbo, a lobbyist for the medical society, said doctors support informed consent as a general rule. Kelsey Ryan And Andy Marso, kansascity, "Over-sedation a crisis at nursing homes. Kansas legislation won't help, groups say | The Kansas City Star," 20 Mar. 2018 Getting teams together who will ensure there is informed consent is a challenge as well. Dina Fine Maron, Scientific American, "Everything You Need to Know about the Ebola Vaccine," 17 May 2018 Many patients are not told of the risk of POCD during the process of informed consent. Judith Graham, Washington Post, "Surgery can cause cognitive losses in some seniors," 19 May 2018 Ethicists say the government’s DNA testing also raises questions of privacy, informed consent and whether counseling is provided to families when the tests reveal unexpected results. Ricardo Alonso-zaldivar, The Seattle Times, "Test DNA of migrant kids only as last resort, ethicists say," 10 July 2018 The new European rules require companies to obtain real informed consent from users on how their data will be used, and allow users to opt out or request their data at any time. Grace Dobush, Fortune, "EU Regulators Have a New Plan to Keep Google and Facebook in Line: Regulate Them Like Traditional Telecoms," 5 July 2018 Another cornerstone of the academic approach to protecting research participants is informed consent. BostonGlobe.com, "What Facebook can learn from academia about protecting privacy," 15 June 2018

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1957, in the meaning defined above

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informed consent

noun

English Language Learners Definition of informed consent

medical : a formal agreement that a patient signs to give permission for a medical procedure (such as surgery) after having been told about the risks, benefits, etc.

informed consent

noun
in·formed consent | \in-ˌfȯrmd- \

Medical Definition of informed consent 

: consent to surgery by a patient or to participation in a medical experiment by a subject after achieving an understanding of what is involved

informed consent

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Legal Definition of informed consent 

: consent to medical treatment by a patient or to participation in a medical experiment by a subject after achieving an understanding of what is involved and especially of the risks

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