The ICPA respects each individual's right to make informed, conscious health care choices. This is in accordance with the AMA's Code of Ethics on Informed Consent.
Code of Medical Ethics: Consent, communication & decision making
To enable patients to participate meaningfully in decisions about health care, physicians have a responsibility to provide information and help patients understand their medical condition and options for treatment.
Informed consent & shared decision making
Informed consent to medical treatment is fundamental in both ethics and law. It helps patients make well-considered decisions about their care and treatment.
“Code of Medical Ethics: Consent, Communication & Decision Making.” American Medical Association, www.ama-assn.org/delivering-care/ethics/code-medical-ethics-consent-communication-decision-making.