1. Interconnection of principles
a. The principle of consent is based on the principle of human dignity and human rights
b. The principle of consent is a practical specification of the principle of autonomy and individual responsibility
c. If the principle of consent cannot be applied, the provisions of Article 7 (“Persons without the capacity to consent”) are applicable.
2. What is the purpose of the principle of consent?
a. The principle of consent principle aims to achieve several objectives:
i. it asserts the patient's autonomy;
ii. it protects his/her status as a human being;
iii. it prevents coercion and deception;
iv. it encourages the doctor's self-criticism;
v. it supports the process of rational decision-making;
vi. it educates the public at large.
3. Interrelation between consent and autonomy
a. Human dignity is an end in itself.
b. Equality in dignity of all human beings.
c. Respect and care.
d. The interests and welfare of the individual are prior to the sole interest of society.
4. Explanation of the principle
a. Medical intervention includes diagnosis, treatment, prevention, rehabilitation and palliation
b. What is prior, free and informed consent?
c. What is adequate information?
d. What is express consent?
e. Withdrawal of consent
f. Compare the provisions for consent in scientific research with those for medical interventions
g. Consent by individual, group and community