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  •  One would think (2+ / 0-)
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    lgmcp, Winter Rabbit

    that it was up to the person, whether doctor, nurse, or med tech, speaking to the patient, to make absolutely clear exactly what she was agreeing to, especially when the procedure was irreversible. If the consent forms were ambiguous, they should not have been relied on to convey the enormity of the decision.

    If nothing is very different from you, what is a little different from you is very different from you. Ursula K. Le Guin

    by northsylvania on Wed Mar 03, 2010 at 02:55:59 AM PST

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    •  True, yet they are and they do (0+ / 0-)

      and it happens every day in every medical setting -- see above.  

      "The extinction of the human race will come from its inability to EMOTIONALLY comprehend the exponential function." -- Edward Teller

      by lgmcp on Wed Mar 03, 2010 at 06:55:27 AM PST

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