a patient’s consent to a medical or surgical procedure or to participation in a clinical study after being properly advised of the relevant medical facts and the risks involved.
informed consent in·formed consent (ĭn-fôrmd’)
Consent by a patient to a surgical or medical procedure or participation in a clinical study after achieving an understanding of the relevant medical facts and the risks involved.
[in-fawr-mer] /ɪnˈfɔr mər/ noun 1. a person who against another, especially for money or other reward. 2. a person who or communicates or news; . /ɪnˈfɔːmə/ noun 1. a person who informs against someone, esp a criminal 2. a person who provides information: he was the President’s financial informer n. late 14c., enfourmer “instructor, teacher,” […]
[in-fer-muhr-shuh l, -fuh-] /ˌɪn fərˈmʌr ʃəl, -fə-/ noun 1. .
[in-fawrm] /ɪnˈfɔrm/ verb (used with object) 1. to give or impart knowledge of a fact or circumstance to: He informed them of his arrival. 2. to supply (oneself) with knowledge of a matter or subject: She informed herself of all the pertinent facts. 3. to give evident substance, character, or distinction to; pervade or permeate […]
noun 1. a gun fired by a warship to signal its intention to search a merchant vessel.