Relative's consent to treatment of patient is not neededBMJ 1998; 317 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.317.7169.1386a (Published 14 November 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;317:1386
- Jonathan Hooker, Consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist
- Sherburne Hospital, Chichester PO19 4BE
EDITOR—Morris described the problems he faced when an anaesthetised woman's partner refused consent for an emergency laparotomy after a caesarean section and primary haemorrhage.1 He was making life more difficult for himself than he …
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