Obtaining Informed Consent for Trisomy Screening and Testing.

Thursday, March 25, 2021 14:30 - 15:05

The session will be presented in two parts. The first part will explore the legal cases of Montgomery and Mordel in the context of obtaining informed consent for trisomy screening and testing.

The second part will provide an explanation of the practical considerations midwives and sonographers must address in the process of securing informed consent from expectant parents for trisomy screening and testing. Coverage of the practical considerations for midwives and sonographers includes discussion on information, understanding, choice, the inquiring patient, communication and the HCP-patient relationship, therapeutic privilege, and disclosure of risk/chance.

Emyr Wile, PhD Researcher in Law, Swansea University