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Informed consent is both an ethical and legal obligation of medical practitioners in the US and originates from the patient's right to direct what happens to their body."
required elements for documentation of the informed consent discussion: (1) the nature of the procedure (2) the risks and benefits of the procedure (3) reasonable alternatives (4) risks and benefits of alternatives, and (5) assessment of patient's understanding of elements 1 through 4.
It is the obligation of the provider to make it clear that the patient is participating in the decision-making process and avoid making the patient feel forced to agree with the provider.
Exceptions to informed consent (1) patient incapacitation (2) life threatening emergencies w/ inadequate time to consent, and (3) voluntary waived consent
Children (typically under 17) cannot provide informed consent. As such, parents must permit treatments or interventions. In this case, it not termed "informed consent" but "informed permission." An exception to this rule is a legally emancipated child who may provide informed consent for himself.
originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: zosimov
I assume that this is about being vaccinated.
You have a choice. Often making a choice means deciding between one thing and another.
You can, for example, chose to not vaccinate your children for measles, mumps, and rubella. In doing so, you are deciding that they will not be able to attend most schools. You can decide to have a COVID vaccination, or not.
I was quite well informed before I was vaccinated, btw.
Did you tell them of your concerns? Did they not sign a consent statement before being vaccinated?
Sadly, my parents, husband, daughter, and the two friends I've discussed the matter with were not so lucky as you.
I verify that I have been provided with and have read (or had read to me) (1) the Fact Sheet for Recipients and Caregivers for the Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine (“Vaccine”); (2) this Moderna COVID-19 Vaccination Consent and Release Form; and (3) any additional information provided to me concerning COVID-19 vaccination. I acknowledge that I have had a chance to ask questions of a healthcare professional about the Vaccine. I understand that the Vaccine will be given in two separate doses, at least four weeks apart. I understand the known risks and the potential benefits of receiving the Vaccine, and I understand there may be risks to the Vaccine that are not known at this time. I understand that the FDA has authorized use of the Vaccine under an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) and that there is currently not enough scientific evidence available for the FDA to fully approve this or any other COVID-19 vaccine. I nonetheless request and consent to the Vaccine being given to me.