Legal case to discuss informed consent
February 8, 2023
In this assignment, you will write a paper using the information learned from your textbook and a legal case to discuss informed consent.
Choose a case dealing with a question of whether a patient was given proper informed consent before a medical procedure or a case dealing with whether the patient was given proper informed consent in relation to withdrawal of medical treatment. You will need to give the facts of your case, the decision (holding) of the court, and the reasoning of the court. You will also need to explain, in detail, the elements of informed consent and why the informed consent was correct or incorrect.
Finding case law is different than searching for other types of law. A legal professional would, most likely, use the legal search engines, Westlaw or Lexis, but these websites can be very expensive and very difficult to navigate for someone without specific training.
The easiest websites for a non-legal professional to use to search for case law are:
- Cornell Law cornell.eduLinks to an external site.
You can also explore the WCU library and ask the librarians for assistance in finding case law.
This paper should be at least two pages, using proper APA format. Please be aware of how to cite case law in APA format; see this resource for assistance: https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/583/03/ Links to an external site.
For assistance with APA formatting, view the writing resources page on the student resources site.
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