(Benchmark Assignment) Autonomy and Ethical Principles of Care


After watching the videos, examine the example basic patient informed consent form for the common surgical procedure of gallbladder removal entitled “Gallbladder – Cholecystectomy With Common Duct Exploration (Laparoscopic) (Cholecystectomy With Possible Common Duct Exploration [Laparoscopic]),”and answer the following questions:

Based on what you have learned about an individual’s right to self-determination and autonomy, do you believe this basic patient consent form adequately informs patients of their medical rights? Explain your answer.
Would the basic consent form for Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy be understood by the average person in the United States with a reading ability of a typical 8th grader? Explain your answer.
Describe at least three steps health care providers can take in order to ensure patients understand their care as well as prepare them to give acceptable consent for the procedure.
Provide a brief explanation of the importance of keeping abreast with health care trends and issues, including the relationship to ethics, law, and effective medical communications.
Include at least three scholarly, peer-reviewed references from the GCU Library to support your positions.

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