Informed Consent

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224 pp., 6 x 9
ISBN: 9780878407064 (0878407065)

ISBN: 9781589013469

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November 1998
LC: 98-15856

Clinical Medical Ethics series



Informed Consent
Patient Autonomy and Clinician Beneficence within Health Care
Second Edition
Stephen Wear

Wear develops an efficient and flexible model of informed consent that accommodates both clinical realities and legal and ethical imperatives. In this second edition, he has expanded his examination of the larger process within which informed consent takes place and his discussion of the clinician's need for a wide range of discretion.

Stephen Wear is a clinical associate professor in the Departments of Medicine, Obstetrics-Gynecology, and Philosophy, and co-director of the Center for Clinical Ethics and Humanities in Health Care, all at the State University of New York at Buffalo.

H. Tris Engelhardt and Kevin Wm. Wildes, Series Editors
"A useful, thoughtful, timely and important book. . . . Wear sets himself the not immodest task of laying out 'a comprehensive sense of informed consent as an effective and needed tool for medical management'. . . . nuanced and clinically sensitive."—Journal of American Geriatrics Society

"[Wear's] medical management model offers an important complement to theoretical and historical discussions of informed consent. . . . [his] experience as a clinical ethicist is refreshingly obvious."—Journal of Medicine and Philosophy

"Written in a clear, simple, and very practically oriented style. It provides dozens of helpful recommendations to practitioners regarding how to proceed in different situations."—Journal of Medical Ethics