23 Hastings Women's Law Journal 73 (2012)
13 Pages Posted: 13 Jan 2013
Date Written: January 13, 2012
In this narrative, Professor Jaime King explores her personal experience as a patient undergoing in vitro fertilization after studying the procedure as part of her doctoral dissertation in Health Policy and Ethics. Professor King reveals the challenges of being a patient when faced with medical uncertainty and a more paternalistic-minded physician. She then argues in favor of changing informed consent law and physician practice patterns to promote the use of shared decision-making in order to improve medical decision-making in the context of I.V.F.
Keywords: assisted reproduction, informed consent, shared decision making, IVF
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