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quality of informed consent for invasive procedures or patient undergoing surgery
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Abstract The quality of informed consent for patients undergoing invasive surgery has generally been determined as poor. Poor quality of informed consent is observed in how the medical professionals gain the patient’s informed consent, not properly explaining the procedure to the patients, including the risks involved during the surgery.
Differences on how the informed consent process is carried out are often observed between Western and non-western countries where most western countries have better observance of the informed consent process as compared to the non-western countries. Nevertheless, improvements in how the informed consent process is being carried out are needed for both western and non-western countries. Doctors and other medical personnel have to understand the specific elements needed in improving the quality of the informed consent and to understand the importance of ensuring a more patient-centred care within the context of informed consent processes. Quality of Informed Consent for Patients Undergoing Invasive Surgery Review of the literature Overview There are different types of journals which were able to meet the inclusion criteria for this study, 12 to be specific. ...
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