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Informed Consent, And Confidentiality Paper

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Week 4: Patient-Informed Consent, Privacy, and Confidentiality According to Teitelbaum J., & Pozgar G. (2015), informed consent is a legal concept that provides that a patient have a right to know the risk and benefits of proposed procedure. Patients have the right to refuse medical treatment. The United States Supreme Court recognized that all competent adults have the right to decline all forms of medical intervention, even treatments that prolongs life. It is important that all health care administrators understand the role of informed consent in order to avoid legal actions (lawsuits). In the case with the elderly man with suffering from gangrene, and showed signs of dementia; a mental test should be performed to determine if he could
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