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Papers: 27 Aug 2022 - 2 Sep 2022

Human Studies


Front Psychol


Avoidance of nocebo effects by coincident naming of treatment benefits during the medical interview for informed consent-Evidence from dynamometry.


In the context of giving risk information for obtaining informed consent, it is not easy to comply with the ethical principle of "primum nihil nocere." Carelessness, ignorance of nocebo effects and a misunderstood striving for legal certainty can lead doctors to comprehensive and brutal risk information. It is known that talking about risks and side effects can even trigger those and result in distress and nonadherence to medication or therapy.