Clinical Communication and Informed Consent

Informed Consent: Legal Theory and Clinical Practice (1987, 2001)
The two editions of this book involved Center faculty Paul Appelbaum, Alan Meisel, Charles Lidz, and Lisa Parker. Beginning with discussion of the relationship between informed consent and shared decisionmaking in medicine and with an analysis of the ethical foundations of the legal doctrine of informed consent, the volume analyzes the process and requirements of informed consent in clinical care and research, describes the phenomenon of therapeutic misconception and steps to dispel it, and provides suggestions of how to increase patients’ and research participants’  understanding of core informed consent disclosure.