Evaluating the quality of informed consent and contemporary clinical practices by medical doctors in South Africa: An empirical study

@inproceedings{Chima2013EvaluatingTQ,
  title={Evaluating the quality of informed consent and contemporary clinical practices by medical doctors in South Africa: An empirical study},
  author={Sylvester C Chima},
  booktitle={BMC medical ethics},
  year={2013}
}
BACKGROUND Informed consent is a legal and ethical doctrine derived from the principle of respect for autonomy. Generally two rights derived from autonomy are accorded legal protection. The constitutional right to bodily integrity followed by the right to bodily well-being, protected by professional negligence rules. Therefore healthcare professionals treating patients' without valid consent may be guilty of infringing patients' rights. Many challenges are experienced by doctors obtaining… CONTINUE READING