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Informed Consent (cont.)

Components of Informed Consent

There are 4 components of informed consent:

  • You must have the capacity (or ability) to make the decision.
  • The medical provider must disclose information on the treatment, test, or procedure in question, including the expected benefits and risks, and the likelihood (or probability) that the benefits and risks will occur.
  • You must comprehend the relevant information.
  • You must voluntarily grant consent, without coercion or duress.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 6/23/2014
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