Revista da Associação Médica Brasileira
versão impressa ISSN 0104-4230
FONTANA-ROSA, Júlio César e OLIVEIRA, Reinaldo Ayer de. Is the legally responsible party indeed responsible?An ethical-legal question on the term. Rev. Assoc. Med. Bras. [online]. 2008, vol.54, n.3, pp. 279-282. ISSN 0104-4230. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0104-42302008000300024.
The authors discuss the legal and ethical meaning of the expression "Third-Party Consent" by questioning its limits. It is indeed shown that it does not satisfactorily meet what is called third-party consent because this would require legal endorsement by legal codes and norms which, in fact does not occur. As such, the expression "third-party consent", whenever used, may not provide the professional with the normative, ethical and legal support needed for professional performance.
Palavras-chave : Third-Party consent; Medical ethics; Damage liability.