. and getting the patients express permission to perform this healthcare approach. Informed consent is disclosing all appropriate information to the patient in order to allow them the autonomy to decide. Even if a medical professional advises a patient they need a particular surgery, treatment, or procedure the patient decides if they will in fact proceed with this medical approach.
Informed consent from the legal and ethical right the patient has to direct what happens to his or her body and from the ethical duty of the physician