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    Autonomy and Informed Consent

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    Autonomy and a patient's right to informed consent and their choice or "say so" in their own treatment.

    How do you respond to this type situation?

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    Autonomy in health care refers to the right of patients to make decisions about their medical care without their health care provider trying to influence the decision.

    Informed consent in regards to health care is the process by which the treating health care provider discloses appropriate information to a competent patient so that the patient may make a voluntary choice to accept or refuse treatment.

    Both of these definitions reference a person's ability to make his or her own choices and decisions in ...

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    This is an overview of a patient's right to autonomy and informed consent.