Informed Consent (IC)
(noun phrase | abbreviation)
Informed consent is when an individual who possesses the cognitive ability to make an informed decision about their health is given the opportunity to do so, without coercion either way. Many medical environments use informed consent for many medications. In medical environments that use informed consent, a medical provider informs the patient of what medication’s effects (pros, cons, reversible, irreversible) might come into effect when administered. Sometimes this might require the patient signing a consent form to affirm that they understand the nature of the medication and what might occur.
e.g. Nurit was thankful that their doctor used informed consent.
Further reading to gain expanded context:
What You Need to Know About Informed Consent | Healthline
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