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The Age of Informed Consent

A European History

Editor(s): Octavian Buda, Sorin Hostiuc
Contributors: Amir Muzur, Ioana Damaschin, Ionut Heggoi, Xluran Yildidrim, Tolea Guven, Sorin Hostiuc, Sorin Hostiuc,

Book Description

This volume analyses the conceptualization and the practical application of the concept of informed consent in various parts of continental Europe, and identifies whether informed consent can be seen as a clearly identifiable concept. The focus here is on the evolution of informed consent in France, Germany, Croatia, Turkey and Romania, with comparisons being made to the “traditional” history of the concept, mainly constructed in the US and the UK. The book will appeal to physicians, bio-ethicists and historians, as it provides the answers to some practical difficulties in applying informed consent in everyday practice, difficulties mainly generated by an indiscriminate application of an imported concept, without a proper analysis of the local cultural, social, and medical background.


ISBN-13: 978-1-5275-1104-0
ISBN-10: 1-5275-1104-9
Date of Publication: 01/07/2018
Pages / Size: 248 / A5
Price: £61.99


Sorin Hostiuc is Associate Prof in Legal Medicine and Bioethics at the Faculty of Dental Medicine of the Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Romania, and is a Senior Physician in Legal Medicine at the National Institute of Legal Medicine from Bucharest. He has a PhD in Legal Medicine, was a Fogarty Scholar in Bioethics, and has published numerous books, book chapters and articles in legal medicine, bioethics, and related disciplines. His main interests within the field of bioethics are history of medical ethics (with an emphasis on European medical history), research ethics, ethics of reproductive technologies and genetics, informed consent, and medical confidentiality.

Octavian Buda is a Professor of History of Medicine at the Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Romania. He has a PhD in Medical Sciences and an MA in Philosophy. Between 2015 and 2017, he was the President of the European Association for the History of Medicine and Health (EAHMH). His research focuses on history of medicine, the social history of forensic medicine and psychiatry, and cultural and psychiatric anthropology, among others. His recent publications include “Black Death at the Outskirts of the Ottoman and Habsburg Empire: The Epidemics in the Phanariot Bucharest (1711-1821)” in Medicine Within and Between the Habsburg and Ottoman Empires. 18th-19th Centuries (2011) and “Historical Aspects of Legal Medicine in Romania” in History of Forensic Medicine (2017).