The impossibility of informed consent?

Kenneth Boyd
2014 Journal of Medical Ethics  
The problematic nature of informed consent to medical treatment and research, and its relation to autonomy, trust and clinical practice, has been addressed on many occasions and from a variety of ethical perspectives in the pages of the Journal of Medical Ethics. This paper gives an account of how discussion of these issues has developed and changed, by describing a number of significant contributions to these debates which provide examples of 'doing good medical ethics' over the 40 years of the Journal's publication.
doi:10.1136/medethics-2014-102308 pmid:25516933 fatcat:zyebnlap2fhr5fqbxjlstjowh4