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Presumed Consent

"Presumed Consent" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

An institutional policy of granting authority to health personnel to perform procedures on patients or to remove organs from cadavers for transplantation unless an objection is registered by family members or by the patient prior to death. This also includes emergency care of minors without prior parental consent.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Presumed Consent" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Presumed Consent" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 2 publications over 2 distinct years, with a maximum of 1 publications in 2017 and 2019
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