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November 1978

Informed Consent in Medical Practice: With Particular Reference to Neurology

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Medical Neurosciences, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (Maj A. Faden), and the Center for Bioethics, Kennedy Institute, Georgetown University (Dr R. Faden), Washington, DC; and the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health, Baltimore (Dr R. Faden).

Arch Neurol. 1978;35(11):761-764. doi:10.1001/archneur.1978.00500350065014

• Informed consent is a significant ethical as well as medicolegal issue. Both aspects are summarized in this article, which focuses on the major unresolved problems raised by legal and moral analyses of informed consent. The discussion stresses the effects of the doctrine of informed consent on medical practice, with particular reference to problems encountered in the neurological health field.

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