Sense1 Informed Consent Case Study

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Faden and Beauchamp discuss two definitions of informed consent, which are labeled sense1 and sense2. First, sense1 informed consent is defined as “autonomous authorization”. (Vaughn, p. 191). The key aspect of sense1 is that the patient has the autonomy to consent, or refuse consent. Faden and Beauchamp state four defining characteristics of sense1 informed consent: complete understanding of the consent, individual desire for the consent, intent to consent, and authorizing consent. (Vaughn, p. 191).
Secondly, the authors term sense2 informed consent as being the “effective consent”. (Vaughn, p. 192). Informed consent in sense2 has less to do with an informed patient giving autonomous authorization, as in sense1, and more legal authorization

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