misinformed consent

Consent given by a patient or his/her guardian to undergo a test or procedure without fully understanding its nature and utility or potential adverse outcomes

misinformed consent

See Information overload. Cf Informed consent.
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Richardson CT and Nash E, Misinformed consent: the medical accuracy of state abortion counseling materials, Guttmacher Policy Review, 2006, 9(4):6-11.
Lise Cloutier-Steele is a communications specialist and author of Misinformed Consent - Women's Stories about Unnecessary Hysterectomy, (2003) www.nextdecade.com.
Women who have had a hysterectomy, are CONSENT contemplating one, or are curious about the prospect of facing such a decision, should read Lise Cloutier-Steele's Misinformed Consent.