Article Critique on the Ethical Issue of Informed Consent

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Essay #: 059401
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Article Critique on the Ethical Issue of Informed Consent
Introduction
All health care providers are required to provide clients with information is accurate and complete. The article deals with the ethical issue of informed consent. Providing information that is socially acceptable does not fulfill the requirements of informed consent yet this is the goal of many educators and health care providers.
Summary
Santelli
,
Ott
, Lyon, Rogers and Summers (2006) discuss how abstinence from sexual intercourse can be an excellent option for protecting teenagers from unwanted pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases including HIV. Abstinence is an important value in society but the reality is that many people do not practice abstinence before...
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.....not usual practice.
Conclusion
To have informed consent certain criteria must be met. The information has to be complete and accurate. To make information complete, all possible courses of action must be provided. Informed consent is not about advice but instead is intended to provide the person with information so that they can take the best course of action for them.
References
College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO) (2009). Practice guideline: Consent. Accessed April 10, 2010. http://www.cno.org/docs/policy/41020_consent.pdf
Santelli
, J.,
Ott
, M., Lyon, M., Rogers, J. & Summers, D. (2006). Abstinence-only education policies and programs: A position paper of the Society for Adolescent Medicine. Journal of Adolescent Health, 38(1), 83-87.