A Review of Surgical Informed Consent: Past, Present, and Future. a Quest to Help Patients Make Better Decisions
Leclercq, Wouter K G
Keulers, Bram J
Scheltinga, Marc R M
Spauwen, Paul H M
van der Wilt, Gert-Jan
World journal of surgery 2010 Jul; 34(7): 1406-15
Informed consent (IC) is a process requiring a competent doctor, adequate transfer of information, and consent of the patient. It is not just a signature on a piece of paper. Current consent processes in surgery are probably outdated and may require major changes to adjust them to modern day legislation. A literature search may provide an opportunity for enhancing the quality of the surgical IC (SIC) process.
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