Understanding informed consent.

Abstract

The failure of a physician to disclose all of the risks associated with an operative procedure is considered a breach of professional duty and, therefore, a negligent act. Consent for a procedure does not necessarily have to be written; however, signed forms provide written evidence of the patient's agreement. Documentation is essential, especially in cases… (More)

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@article{BaileyAllen1989UnderstandingIC, title={Understanding informed consent.}, author={A M Bailey-Allen}, journal={Today's OR nurse}, year={1989}, volume={11 12}, pages={16-20} }