Informed consent and systems consultation: A description of the process and a prescription for change
Informed consent for medical decisions has been a topic of discussion in both the medical and legal fields. The matter was recently highlighted for the family therapy community when Family Systems Medicine (Vol. 9, 1991) published five articles, which concluded that more study on that topic was needed. This article proposes a model for a systemic consultation of the difficult informed consent process discussed in that issue of the journal. The model uses family therapists as consultants and proposes the use of context-clarifying questions that will help individuals, their families, and health care teams in their struggles to clarify, understand, and implement the informed consent process.
Family Systems Medicine
Getzinger, A.; Bibace, R.; Cotsonas, C. E.; Budwig, N.; Bamberg, M.; and Raphaely, D., "Informed consent and systems consultation: A description of the process and a prescription for change" (1993). Psychology. 165.