What is Informed Consent? Citation Submitted by Edward WhelanSchloendorff v. New York Hospital
What is informed consent? Citation submitted by Edward Whelan.
This document describes a patient’s right to medical care and the hospital’s responsibility to provide it “…without discrimination to all who seek its aid… without scrutiny of the character or the worth of those who appeal to it, looking at nothing and caring for nothing beyond the fact of their affliction.”
The crux of the argument is as follows: “Every human being of adult years, and sound mind, has the right to determine what shall be done with his own body.” – Justice Benjamin Cardozo.