The Doctrine of Informed Consent in Surgical Practice
Lawal, Y Z
Garba, E S
Ogirima, M O
Dahiru, I L
Maitama, M I
Annals of African medicine 2011 Jan-Mar; 10(1): 1-5
Physicians and other professionals in the field of medicine have to perform invasive and non-invasive procedures on patients as part of their duties. There is a legal basis upon which these procedures are done; this is called 'informed consent.' Sociocultural factors have strong influence on the sick role. These factors influence the application of informed consent in Nigeria.
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