A written consent five centuries ago

@article{Selek2010AWC,
  title={A written consent five centuries ago},
  author={Salih Selek},
  journal={Journal of Medical Ethics},
  year={2010},
  volume={36},
  pages={639 - 639}
}
  • S. Selek
  • Published 3 September 2010
  • History, Medicine
  • Journal of Medical Ethics
The term informed consent does not have long historical roots. Until recent centuries, healthcare professionals were not held responsible for providing information to patients. The author reports a written consent from Anatolia dated almost five centuries ago. The contract was signed in 1539 in Gaziantep, Turkey (formerly known as Aintab, Ottoman Empire). The document, of course, differs from modern counterparts. It lacks details of interventions. The author believes this to be the first… 

Informed Consent in the Changing Landscape of Research

TLDR
Although clearly outlined, defined, and described in consent forms, it is beneficial to revisit how informed participants are when they enter research studies, particularly for patients undergoing treatment for cancer.

A written consent form dating back to 1524 in Bursa Şer’iye (Sharia Court) records and a proposal of a new start date for consent forms

TLDR
It has been shown that the concept of informed consent was already present in the Ottoman Period, during the 16th century, and that the original consent document dates back to 1524, pertaining to a surgical intervention.

Last call for informed consent: confused proxies in extra-emergency conditions.

TLDR
The case of a patient who developed an unexpected surgical complication and desperately needed a second intervention, and the futility of obtaining informed consent in the setting of a medical emergency is described.

INFORMED CONSENT IN PSYCHIATRIC MEDICAL CARE: A PROSPECTIVE QUANTITATIVE STUDY.

TLDR
Evaluated medical staff members involved in the patient's treatment recognizes the necessity of a full informed consent when discussing about psychiatric medical care, and their perception of the need of the informed consent is evaluated.

Surgeons, Hernia Surgery and Informed Consent in the Seventeenth Century Ottoman Istanbul

  • M. Degerli
  • Medicine, History
    World Journal of Surgery
  • 2022
TLDR
In the seventeenth century Ottoman Istanbul, especially Greek surgeons specialized in hernia surgery, and both Muslim and non-Muslim patients had signed contracts with surgeons in sharia courts before undergoing a surgery, which serve as informed consent in the Ottoman period.

Understanding the informed consent process in HIV clinical trials in Uganda : a case study

The regulatory guidelines on obtaining informed consent require that all protocols be reviewed by an ethics review committee; in addition study information must be presented to volunteers by the

Commentary--Informed consent for a life-saving operation in Albania and in India.

  • S. Pandya
  • Political Science, Medicine
    Indian journal of medical ethics
  • 2014

References

SHOWING 1-3 OF 3 REFERENCES

Informed consent and the surgeon.

Informed consent and the ethical management of the older patient.

History of informed medical consent