Autonomi og informeret samtykke i sygeplejepraksis

Helle Mathar, Annette Morville

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The objective of this article is to describe autonomy and informed consent in nursing practice. The descriptions hereof are primarily written for medical practice. Through the use of literature studies the article describes when, how and under what circumstances informed consent is relevant in nursing practice. Autonomy and informed consent are described on the basis of four elements: competencies, voluntariness, information and consent, and these elements are related to nursing practice. Competencies are the ability to comprehend information and to decide based on knowledge. Voluntariness is described as freedom from compulsion and other forms of regulatory influence. In relation to autonomy and informed consent, information is a defined nursing responsibility in connection with self-managed nursing duties, nursing research and duties where nurses have had been entrusted with responsibility for treatment. Consent is necessary in those situations where specific information is required.

Keywords: Autonomy, Consent, Competence, Information, Voluntariness.

TidsskriftKlinisk sygepleje
Udgave nummer4
Sider (fra-til)59-66
Antal sider8
StatusUdgivet - nov. 2006


  • sygepleje
  • autonomi
  • frivillighed
  • informeret samtykke
  • kompetence
  • patientrettigheder