Patients' written consent when photographed could suffice for journals

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.330.7506.1509-a (Published 23 June 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:1509
  1. J Soler-Gonzàlez (jorgesolergonzalez@gmail.com), webmaster,
  2. M C Ruiz, doctor
  1. CS Rambla de Ferran, Lleida, Spain

    EDITOR—We agree with Groves and Croot that consent for publication of images is a necessary legal requirement.1 Nevertheless, we think that the best option may not always be for the journal to obtain consent.

    We often take photographs in our consulting room because they have a lot of uses, publication being just one.2 When we take …

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