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Informed Consent and Informed Refusal

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