Canadian Journal of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

Informed Consent: Background, Requirements and Guidelines for Practice for Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists

Author(s) Eleanor Stewart Muirhead, MA
Georgeann C Wilkins, RN, LLB
Patricia James, BA, LLB, LLM
Volume 18
Number 3
Year 1994
Page(s) 149-155
Language English
Keywords informed
Abstract Informed consent is an established legal doctrine in Canadian law. It is defined as the willing and uncoerced acceptance of a healthcare intervention by a client after adequate disclosure of the nature of proposed interventions, its risks and benefits, as well as of alternatives, with their risks and benefits (Klar, 1991). This article outlines the origins of informed consent, discussses the ethical-legal foundations, and provides guidelines for ensuring informed consent in the practice of audiology and speech-language pathology. Examples drawn from clinical practice and reference to the Canon of Ethics will serve to provide a framework for application of this legal requirement to the prefessions of audiology and speech-language pathology.

Le consentement éclairé est une doctrine établie dans le driot canadien. On le définiti comme l'acceptation voluntaire, sans contrainte, d'une intervention médicale par unclient après divulgation des informations adéquates sur la nature de l'intervention, ses risques et ses avantages ainsi que sur les solutions de recharge, leurs risques et leurs avantages respectifs (Klar, 1991). Le présent article explique l'originale du consentment éclairé, en analyse les fonfements déontologiques et juridiques et propose des linges directrices sur la façde l'obtenir dans la pratique clinique et des références au code d'thique serviront d'encadrement à l'application de cette exigence juridique àl'audiologie et à l'orthophonie.
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