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Informed Consent

  1. Catherine Miller,
  2. Corey Anderson

Published Online: 30 JAN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470479216.corpsy0441

Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology

Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology

How to Cite

Miller, C. and Anderson, C. 2010. Informed Consent. Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology. 1–3.

Author Information

  1. Pacific University

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 JAN 2010


Clinicians have ethical and often legal obligations to obtain consent from clients prior to treatment. This entry provides a brief description of the components of informed consent, the legal and ethical bases of the concept, and the available research on obtaining informed consent.


  • informed consent;
  • ethical issues;
  • legal issues