Informed Consent

Definition – Informed consent: “The process by which a patient learns about and understands the purpose, benefits, and potential risks of a medical or surgical intervention, including clinical trials, and then agrees to receive the treatment or participate in the trial. Informed consent generally requires the patient or responsible party to sign a statement confirming that they understand the risks and benefits of the procedure or treatment.”

This form should be used as a guideline before allowing any medical treatment – including prescribing antipsychotic medications.  Always talk with your physician to gain clarity before signing any document regarding medical care or procedures.