Informed consent to medical treatment is fundamental in both ethics and law. It is premised on the principle of self-determination as a fundamental human right and applies to every field of medicine. Informed consent is an important and challenging aspect of emergency medical care that ensures the protection of the right of patients to make informed decisions about proposed treatments and/or procedures. Even in emergency care situations, patients have the right to receive information about treatment options, so that they can make decisions about their care.
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