The ethical principle of respect for patient autonomy is essential for balanced doctor–patient relationship. Understanding and following proper procedure for informed consent is the goal for a healthcare provider. There are clinical scenarios which are often encountered and are still challenging. In this article, those cases are described which presented dilemma at the time of obtaining informed consent and an ethical approach is described.
- Clinical ethics
- Informed consent
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Medicine (miscellaneous)
- Issues, ethics and legal aspects