Medical Informed Consent > Learning Objectives


  1. Know the five essential elements that make up an informed consent.
  2. Know the different methods by which consent may be expressed and their corresponding laws and regulations.
  3. Know the general exceptions to consent including extension doctrine and emergency circumstances.
  4. Know the regulations and exceptions of consenting minors as adults.
  5. Understand the right of a parent to refuse treatment to a minor.
  6. Know how to proceed if it is suspected that a parent is not acting in the best interest of their child.
  7. Understand how incompetence, incapacitation, and institutionalization impact the ability of the patient to consent to medical or surgical care.
  8. Know the hierarchy of those who may consent for an incapacitated person.


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