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    Autonomy and Informed Consent.

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    Informed consent is the communication process involving a health care provider and a patient. In this process, both parties have the opportunity to ask questions and exchange relevant information related to the diagnosis and treatment of the patient. Informed consent can be used in clinical practice or clinical research. However, the process is only effective if both parties actively participate and share the responsibility for the accurate exchange of information.

    Health care providers have not only an ethical obligation but also a legal duty to obtain informed consent from their patients. The patient, representative, or a family member must be given as many opportunities as needed to understand any medical procedure or treatment the patient will receive and to have all questions answered before any treatments and procedures.

    Take a "for" or "against" position on one of these statements: 1) An adult patient has the right to refuse a medical treatment or procedure even if it means death. 2) Staff members should be able to intervene if they feel the patient can benefit from treatment.

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    An adult patient has the right to refuse a medical treatment or procedure even if it means death.

    It is my belief that an adult patient, who is of sound mind, has the right to refuse any medical treatment or procedure even if that refusal will result in their death. One of the most important things in life is autonomy. In healthcare, autonomy refers to the right of a patient to make decisions about their medical care without their health care provider trying to influence the decision. The role of the health care provider is to provide the patient with all of ...

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    Argument for patients being able to refuse any treatment or procedures even if it ends in death.