Informed Consent: How much information is enough? In a Obstetrics and Gynaecology Department in Tertiary Care Hospital – An Interventional Study
Keywords:Informed Consent,Documenting, Analysing & Intervention
Permission granted in full knowledge of the possible consequences, typically that which is given by a patient to a doctor for treatment with knowledge of the possible risks and benefits.A process in which patients are given important information, including possible risks and benefits, about a medical procedure or treatment, genetic testing, or a clinical trial.This paper was an interventional study it was conducted in the Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology,Sri Manakula Vinayaga Medical College and Hospital, Madagadipet, Puducherry to audit and to improve it was conducted in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. The deficiencies were identified and it was analysed. The results of both pre-interventional and post-interventional were recorded, which showed the significant improvement in the consent form of the major and minor procedures. It is essential that this information be discussed in simple terminology that can be easily readily understood and help the patient togive proper consent for the procedures
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