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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Under the reasonable patient standard, physicians can be held liable for failure to secure informed consent before drug testing a pregnant woman.
(136) Liability under the reasonable physician standard is more challenging to demonstrate than under the reasonable patient standard. Obstetricians, at times, practice medicine in an ethically complex situation where they feel they must serve both the interests of the pregnant woman and her fetus.
The Objective Reasonable Patient Standard is Tainted by Irremediable Hindsight Bias 3.
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.' However, neither standard sends the proper message to the physician about what is expected of her to promote patient autonomy effectively and to serve the informational needs of patients in daily practice.
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