Informed consent is the process by which a patient or their guardian gives informed consent to a medical procedure. It’s important that you understand what informed consent means and why it’s needed before agreeing to any health care procedures.
Standards for Informed Consent
Informed consent is a process in which the patient is informed of the risks and benefits of a proposed medical procedure. The doctor must explain the procedure, its risks, and alternative treatments. The patient may agree to undergo this treatment or not. If they do not agree, they should be able to choose another doctor who does not perform that service or one who does but whose fee covers all costs associated with your procedure (including anesthesia).