EDITORIAL
Year : 2019  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 158-161

How informed are you about informed consent?


Senior Consultant, Department of Vascular Surgery, Sultan Qaboos University Hospital, Muscat, Oman

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Prof. Edwin Stephen
Senior Consultant, Department of Vascular Surgery, Sultan Qaboos University Hospital, Muscat
Oman
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DOI: 10.4103/ijves.ijves_48_19

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The past decade has seen a rise in the awareness of patients, and their attendants have about their disease, options for treatment and their legal rights, thanks to easy access to the Internet, however accurate it may be. Surgeons need to be aware of the need to consent, which is now termed as “prior informed consent” as it is required by law to be taken prior to any examination or intervention. This article is meant to give the reader a quick overview about informed consent.


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