Informed consent meaning your health
care provider discusses:
type of care
doing nothing at the present time
Informed consent is not about forms
and signatures. The purpose of informed
consent is to respect the right of the patient
to self-care ans individual decision making.
What is informed Refusal?
If, for any reason you disagree with
your care provider and decide not to accept
care. Regardless of whether or not an
agreement was signed to accept the care
suggested. You always have the right to
change your mind.
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Having a positive and respected relationship
with your care provider with active,
open and respectful communication
is key to the shared decision-making process.
You may also want to make a list of
questions before each visit and write the
responses down for future research. To get
the information you need, you may need to
Asking question such as:
What if I take no action right now?
Statements such as:
you to look at.
One of the most important decisions
during this time is to be sure to choose a
doctor or midwife practice that respects
your individuality, values, culture, religious
beliefs and goals.
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