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There are risks in almost all the medical procedures and drugs
prescribed .It has to be clear to all the patients and the doctors and
other health care workers have to play a big role in delivering this
But we are very unlucky to see some patients give the consent with a
very poor understanding of intervention that he or she is to undergo. I
have seen most doctors and nurses in Sri Lanka get the consent from the
patient as soon as the patient is admitted to a surgical ward without
conveying the correct information to the patient and the relatives. They
just get it as if it was carried out from the spinal level.