When Informed Consent Goes Poorly: A Descriptive Study Of Health Care Complaints And Medical Negligence Claims

Grant number: LP0989178 | Funding period: 2009 - 2011

Completed

Abstract

To correct process failures effectively, one must understand them. This project will improve knowledge of problems and disputes that arise when patients are 'consented' for medical treatment -- an enterprise in which thousands of Australians, many at very vulnerable stages of their lives, are engaged daily. Study findings will advance understanding of breakdowns in the informed consent process and help shape strategies for reducing them. Our partner organisations are extraordinarily well-placed to carry insights from this work to health professionals in the field, enhancing opportunities for real benefits to patients from the research. The project fits with the national research priority of ..

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