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Consent for op

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By Pama Anaesthetist
Alan R Tait, Magnus K Teig, Terri Voepel-Lewis
PURPOSE: Patients must receive information in a manner that promotes understanding so they can make informed decisions about anesthesia and other medical interventions. Unfortunately, history is replete with examples of the negative consequences of inadequate disclosure of information and lack of patient understanding. While obtaining consent for anesthesia poses unique challenges, the ability of the anesthesiologist to engage the patient in meaningful discussion is critical as a means to ensure that the patient is truly informed...
September 2014: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia, Journal Canadien D'anesth├ęsie
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