Intended for healthcare professionals


Informed consent

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: (Published 03 November 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:1082

Talking with patients, not at them

  1. Peter D Singleton, senior associate (
  1. Judge Business School, University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB2 1AG

    EDITOR—“Informed consent”1 seems to be a term that sends doctors and lawyers off into preconditioned behaviours rather than thinking about what we are really trying to achieve—probably normal behaviour for lawyers from my experience.

    What we are trying to do is to help a patient make an informed choice about proceeding with the suggested …

    View Full Text

    Log in

    Log in through your institution


    * For online subscription