Informed consent for special procedures: electroconvulsive therapy and psychosurgery

  title={Informed consent for special procedures: electroconvulsive therapy and psychosurgery},
  author={S. B{\'e}loucif},
  journal={Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology},
  • S. Béloucif
  • Published 2013
  • Medicine
  • Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
  • Purpose of review Informed consent has become the cornerstone of the expression of patient's autonomy for ethical and sound patient–physician relationships. However, some severe psychiatric diseases markedly hinder the ability of selected patients to ensure a proper consent. Confronted with mentally disabled individuals whose condition may lead to violence or inflicting it on others, society must carry out its duty of protecting those who are particularly vulnerable, while respecting and… CONTINUE READING
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