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A woman is brought into an emergency room after a severe automobile accident. She’s
unconscious and badly injured. Her husband arrives at the emergency room at the
same time as she arrives in the ambulance. The doctor explains the wife’s condition to
her husband and asks for permission to operate on her. The husband agrees to the
operation. The husband’s approval for the operation is called _______ consent.
A. informed C. mutual
B. contractual D. substituted
That is A. informed consent. The husband has been informed by the doctor as to what is needed and he either signs the consent form or not.