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Informed Consent Called Into Question

Posted Feb 02 2009 10:46pm

A new post by my blog guest Anonymous, poses a question, “Informed consent is just a cruel joke, isn’t it?”

This gentleman, who underwent surgery, was given Versed as anesthesia, despite stating that he did not want to be given any drug that would render him unconscious.  So, not only did he deny consent, he stated that he did not want to be put to sleep at all.

We don’t know too many of the details, and we have not been given the other side of this story.

But it does call patients rights into question.  And our understanding of Informed Consent.

Take a read — see what you think — and if you have ideas for what could have been done differently?  Please post your comments, too.

Versed, PTSD and Questions About Informed Consent

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