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A Defense of Informed ConsentInformed consent considered as a transitional concept but it is a better alternative to follow in some patients condition I will argue that an unconscious or impaired patient is better off with the pre-plan medical treatmentOpponents to the informed consent say There is no one who knows very well another person Even a professional in the medical field with years of experience and expertise is unable to decide or match the patient needs It is increasingly clear if one studies the theory of clinical decision-making that there is no longer any basis for presuming that the clinician can even guess at what is in the overall best interest of the patient Robert M Veatch 2006 636 R This view will lack the consentConsent means approval or agreement with the actions or opinions of another 2006 636R and the process of treatment in a critical situation The patients outcome will be benefited for itBut Robert M Veatch argues that informed consent will no longer be a transitional concept if meet two criteria First it presents to the patient with alternatives options of treatment Second it matches value pairing between patient and clinician The concept of consent will have to be replaced with a more radical robust notion of active patient participation in the choice among plausible alternatives 2006 644RBut this criterion persons best interest and Veatchs options will no longer be applicable in the following womans condition A 55-year-old woman delivered to the emergency room She is diagnosed with pulmonary edema accumulation of liquid in the air sacs of the lungs Initially she was stressed and anxious and she was low communicative After a while she is unconscious or impaired because of illness complication The woman to live requires an immediate intervention Even informed consent is considered as paternalistic decision this will be the best option for her medical treatment Unconscious or impaired patient is unable of making decisions A person
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