Knowledge, Attitude, and Practice about informed consent amongst Resident doctors at Rural Medical Institute of Central India
Keywords:Informed consent, Knowledge, Attitude, Practice, Resident Medical Doctors
Informed consent is the process by which the treating health-care provider discloses appropriate information
to the patient so that the patient may make a voluntary choice to accept or refuse treatment. There are few
studies done amongst the medical residents in India about informed consent. The residents are the stepping
stone of the Medical profession, it is proposed that the perception about the informed consent amongst
the residents shall be sought. Hence, the study was undertaken with the aim, to appraise the knowledge,
attitude, and practices of residents of all three years toward ‘informed consent taking’ with the objectives of
assessing and comparing the knowledge, attitude and practices of obtaining informed consent. The survey
questionnaire was circulated and data was collated. It was developed in Knowledge, Attitude and practice
domain and analysis was done. Based on the result, it was concluded that, in all three domains, there was
ascendency of Knowledge, Attitude and Practice in three years of resident doctors.
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