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    The Doctrine of Informed Consent

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    In a legal case of negligence and liability, why would the basis for negligence be battery, unconsented touching, or breach of a duty imposed on the doctor to disclose material information?

    What is the meaning and the importance of the doctrine of informed consent?

    What two elements that must be present for informed consent to exist under the law?

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    In a legal case of negligence and liability the basis for negligence may be battery due to the fact that unconsented touching by the doctor or medical practitioner would amount to battery, due to the fact that any touching or medical procedure that is not in accordance with the stipulations of consent or informed consent would not be protected under the law as legally permissible medical procedures. Due to the fact that the medical professional ...