Definition of informed consent in English:

informed consent


  • Permission granted in the knowledge of the possible consequences, typically that which is given by a patient to a doctor for treatment with full knowledge of the possible risks and benefits.

    ‘written informed consent was obtained from each patient’
    • ‘Recent case law on malpractice litigation and informed consent has been incorporated.’
    • ‘Regrettably, the very same design meant that it was not possible to obtain the informed consent of the patients.’
    • ‘The clinic also tells patients that the risks are so unknown it does not think informed consent is possible.’
    • ‘Doctors commit themselves when they obtain the patient's informed consent.’
    • ‘All patients gave informed consent, and the study had full ethical approval.’