Ethics and the Law

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In this section, learners are specifically encouraged to think about the ethical principle of respect for patient autonomy, and what that means in practice vis-à-vis obtaining informed consent. Additionally, learners will explore the fundamental components of the informed consent process, and the legislative requirements applied when a patient is not capable of making their own medical decisions.

 

Activity #1

Watch this short lecture on Consent, Capacity, and Substitute Decision-Making.

Lecture Video: Consent, Capacity, and Substitute Decision-Making (12:41)

Lecture Guide: Consent, Capacity, and Substitute Decision-Making

 

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Leadership for Nurses in Clinical Settings by Dr. Kirsten Woodend, Dr. Catherine Thibeault, Dr. Manon Lemonde, Dr. Janet McCabe is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.

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