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Relative's consent to treatment of patient is not needed

BMJ 1998; 317 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.317.7169.1386a (Published 14 November 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;317:1386
  1. Jonathan Hooker, Consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist
  1. 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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