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Informed Consent and Informed Refusal

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What is informed consent? Why is informed consent so important in the field of psychology?
What is informed refusal? Compare the informed consent process and the informed refusal process.

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This article is all about informed consent and refusal. It gives the basic definitions of these terms.

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What is informed consent?
Informed consent involves the right of clients to be informed about their therapy or procedure and to make autonomous decisions pertaining to it. Informed consent is a shared decision-making process in which a practitioner provides adequate information so that a potential client can make an informed decision about participating in a professional relationship. Informed consent is important to psychology for it lets the clients become learned in what they are about to become involved. The mental health professionals ...

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