Informed Consent and Health
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Informed Consent and Health

A Global Analysis

Edited by Thierry Vansweevelt and Nicola Glover-Thomas

Informed consent is the legal instrument that purports to protect an individual’s autonomy and defends against medical arbitrariness. This illuminating book investigates our evolving understanding of informed consent from a range of comparative and international perspectives, demonstrating the diversity of its interpretations around the world. Chapters offer a nuanced analysis of the problems that impede the understanding and implementation of the concept of informed consent and explore the contemporary challenges that continue to hinder both the patient and the medical community.
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Chapter 11: Legal regulation of voluntary informed consent in Russia

Svetlana I. Pospelova, Yulia V. Pavlova, Yuriy D. Sergeyev and Vugar G. Mammadov

Abstract

This chapter analyses the Russian legislation on the requirements for voluntary informed consent. It considers the necessary content of the information to be disclosed to the patient before medical treatment. It further considers the legal status of the recipient of the information and the nature of the responsibilities of the information provider; and explains when medical care can legally be provided without informed consent. Judicial practice in relation to violations of the rules on the documentation of informed consent –particularly failures to disclose risks prior to medical intervention – is also considered; in doing so, the legal gaps and challenges of applying the legislation framework on informed consent are identified.

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