Sign on the dotted line: parental consent

@article{Steven2008SignOT,
  title={Sign on the dotted line: parental consent},
  author={Mairi J Steven and Emily Broadis and Robert Carachi and Nicola Brindley},
  journal={Pediatric Surgery International},
  year={2008},
  volume={24},
  pages={847-849}
}
The issue of informed consent in paediatric surgery has always been contentious. Despite the fact that taking consent is one of the most frequently performed tasks of a surgeon, it is rarely audited. Indeed, there are few studies looking at the consent process in adult practice and fewer in the paediatric setting. The aim of this study was, therefore, to determine parental understanding, recall, attitudes and opinion of the consent process in a busy paediatric day surgery unit. A prospective… CONTINUE READING

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