Letters Let’s stop consenting patients

Seeking consent in the context of solving the patient’s problem

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g2604 (Published 07 April 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g2604
  1. Shin Chia, core trainee year 2, anaesthesia1,
  2. Mark Davies, consultant in anaesthesia and perioperative medicine1
  1. 1Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust, Liverpool L7 8 XP, UK
  1. securemark{at}mac.com

Sokol reminds us that consent is a concept to be grasped rather than a line to be signed.1 Patients go to their doctors for many different reasons and with many different expectations. Sometimes they come …

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