I agree with the statement that "it is common for consent-taking delegates to lack sufficient time and clinical knowledge to adequately promote patient autonomy and informed decision-making.”
I believe conversational AI can add sufficient time and clinical knowledge to adequately promote patient autonomy and informed decision-making when the technology and AI is available and efficient.
I will be with a small group of personal health data governance and ethics experts in London next week. We hope to consider this and similar issues in relation to personal health data processing and non face to face consultations. I will report back if any useful points arise in relation to informed consent from discussions.
The GMC document "Updated Decision-making and Consent" 9/11/2020 is very good on information sharing and clinical knowledge sharing.
Being a supporter of patient access to complete records, correspondence and results, I believe that patient access to complete records does improve patient autonomy and informed decision-making.
HIFA profile: Richard Fitton is a retired family doctor - GP. Professional interests: Health literacy, patient partnership of trust and implementation of healthcare with professionals, family and public involvement in the prevention of modern lifestyle diseases, patients using access to professional records to overcome confidentiality barriers to care, patients as part of the policing of the use of their patient data. Email address: richardpeterfitton7 AT gmail.com