How to Strengthen Patients' Meaning Response by an Ethical Informed Consent in Psychotherapy.

Trachsel, Manuel; grosse Holtforth, Martin (2019). How to Strengthen Patients' Meaning Response by an Ethical Informed Consent in Psychotherapy. Frontiers in psychology, 10, p. 1747. Frontiers Research Foundation 10.3389/fpsyg.2019.01747

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Healthcare professionals including psychotherapists are legally and ethically obliged to ensure informed consent for the provided treatments comprising type and duration or potential benefits and possible risks (e.g., side effects) among others. In the present contribution, we argue that as potential benefit, informed consent can foster the patient's meaning response. Moerman's notion of the meaning response as the physiological or psychological effects of meaning in the course and treatment of an illness is a useful concept in explaining the effects of communicating a treatment rationale as part of the informed consent procedure. The more compelling the rational explanation of the targeted treatment effects including an explanatory model and a model of unique and common change mechanisms, the stronger the meaning response is expected to be resulting in increased hope and positive expectations with regard to the treatment.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Review Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Head Organs and Neurology (DKNS) > Clinic of Neurology > Centre of Competence for Psychosomatic Medicine
07 Faculty of Human Sciences > Institute of Psychology > Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy

UniBE Contributor:

grosse Holtforth, Martin

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

1664-1078

Publisher:

Frontiers Research Foundation

Language:

English

Submitter:

Chantal Kottler

Date Deposited:

13 Jan 2020 11:33

Last Modified:

19 Jan 2020 02:48

Publisher DOI:

10.3389/fpsyg.2019.01747

PubMed ID:

31417470

Uncontrolled Keywords:

common factors ethics informed consent meaning response psychotherapy treatment rationale

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.137338

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/137338

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