reasonable patient standard


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reasonable patient standard

In the giving of informed consent, the amount of information that a rational patient would want before making a choice to pursue or reject a treatment or procedure.
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The Objective Reasonable Patient Standard is Tainted by Irremediable Hindsight Bias 3.
Mallin, the Alaska Supreme Court remanded for trial, noting the absence of a statutory standard to judge the adequacy of disclosure and adopting what it called the "modern view": the reasonable patient standard espoused by Canterbury and other state courts.
Accepted Legal Standards Most of the literature on legal approaches to informed consent addresses the tension between the community practice standard and the reasonable patient standard, with the latter seen as the more satisfactory, emerging legal standard.
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