Informed Consent: Beyond "Consenting" the Patient

February 14, 2023 -
1:15pm to 2:15pm

Miriam Shapiro, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
University of Minnesota

​​​​​​Thaddeus Pope, JD, PhD
Professor of Law,
Mitchell Hamline School of Law

Abstract: Obtaining informed consent is a critical piece of respecting a patient’s autonomy. Only if a patient or surrogate understands the risks, benefits, and alternatives to proposed healthcare can they adequately evaluate whether that healthcare is consistent with their preferences, goals, and values. While informed consent might seem straightforward, there are many myths and misconceptions surrounding it. This session will examine the complexities surrounding informed consent and explore common, yet misunderstood, consent scenarios in adult and pediatric medicine.

Sponsored by the University of Minnesota’s Center for Bioethics

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