reasonable physician standard


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reasonable physician standard

Reasonable practitioner standard Forensic medicine A standard of disclosure of information used in the wording of informed consent documents, based on customary practice or what a reasonable practitioner in the medical community would disclose under the same/similar circumstances. Cf.Arato v Avedon, Nathanson v. Kline, 'Patient viewpoint' standard

reasonable physician standard

In the giving of informed consent, the amount of information that a typical physician would provide to patients before asking that they decide to pursue or reject a treatment.
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