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

Examples of informed consent in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the past, women of color and low-income women have, at times, been submitted to clinical trials without proper informed consent. Mariana Lenharo, Scientific American, "Why COVID Vaccines Are Likely Safe for Pregnant People," 2 Feb. 2021 The regulator also investigated an allegation that Jugenburg had allowed a film crew to shoot a patient’s procedure without her informed consent, and the footage of her body aired on TV. Katherine Laidlaw, Wired, "Your Body, Your Self, Your Surgeon, His Instagram," 19 Jan. 2021 The process for enrolling trial volunteers should includes receiving an informed consent form, regular follow-ups from those conducting the trials, and access to healthcare services in the event of side-effects. Manavi Kapur, Quartz India, "Grave ethical allegations hound India’s homegrown Covid-19 vaccine as it prepares for rollout," 12 Jan. 2021 Without informed consent, the study enrolled 600 Black men, including 399 who had syphilis, according to the CDC. Dezimey Kum, Time, "Fueled by a History of Mistreatment, Black Americans Distrust the New COVID-19 Vaccines," 28 Dec. 2020 The first informed consent process was introduced more than a century after Jenner’s human challenge study. Theresa Machemer, Smithsonian Magazine, "A Brief History of Human Challenge Trials," 16 Dec. 2020 Getting informed consent from residents with dementia can be time consuming, especially if a family member has to be tracked down to provide that consent. Jack Dolan, Los Angeles Times, "They’re the most likely to die from COVID-19, but hardly any have been vaccinated," 15 Jan. 2021 Further, the activists from Bhopal alleged that the process of informed consent was not followed diligently. Manavi Kapur, Quartz India, "Grave ethical allegations hound India’s homegrown Covid-19 vaccine as it prepares for rollout," 12 Jan. 2021 Residents have to sign informed consent forms to get a vaccine, forms that are often long and cumbersome. David Hogberg, Washington Examiner, "Poor planning and bureaucracy slow vaccination of nursing homes," 12 Jan. 2021

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First Known Use of informed consent

1957, in the meaning defined above

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“Informed consent.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/informed%20consent. Accessed 27 Feb. 2021.

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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

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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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