Many patients may not understand consent forms

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.330.7500.1151-b (Published 12 May 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:1151
  1. David D Pothier, specialist registrar in otolaryngology (email@davepothier.com)
  1. Gloucestershire Royal Hospital, Gloucester GL1 3NN

    EDITOR—McKinney et al highlight an important issue—namely, the difficulty of obtaining truly informed consent.1 This is a process that most surgeons engage in every day. The current requirement for informed consent is backed by a written record of the consent process in the form of a standard consent form that has …

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