Promoting quality healthcare for people with disabilities through education about decision-making and true informed consent
Informed consent is typically thought of as the process of obtaining a patient's permission for a procedure after the patient and doctor have discussed the risks, benefits, and alternatives of the procedure, and the patient understands them.
Decision making and informed consent are significant concerns for people with intellectual disabilities.
Physicians, other healthcare professionals, support staff, family members, and the person with disability are invited to learn about this issue as it relates to their role in ensuring the best possible healthcare outcomes.
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