Response to Dr. Ari Brown and the IAC

Posted on 30. Nov, 2010 by Lisa in Featured Articles, Library

Informed Debate and Propaganda

The following document appeared in Medical Veritas Volume 6 in 2009 in response to Dr. Ari Brown’s article “Clear Answers and Smart Advice About Your Baby’s Shots.”

Informed consent is a crucial element of the foundation upon which ethical medical practice rests.  An essential foundation of ethical medical practice is informed consent.  Providing patients, parents or guardians with an honest assessment of the risks and benefits of any medical procedure not only requires the healthcare provider to be, to the best of his or her ability, “informed” of all the risks and benefits but also requires said provider to neutrally convey all of the risks and benefits to the patients, parents, or guaradians.

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