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Case Reports in OtolaryngologyVolume 2014 2014, Article ID 120985, 4 pages

Case Report

Department of Ear, Nose, and Throat, University of Ilorin, PMB 1515, Ilorin 240213, Nigeria

University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, PMB 1459, Ilorin 240212, Nigeria

Department of Pharmacology, Ekiti State University, PMB 5363, Ado-Ekiti 360221, Nigeria

Accident and Emergency Department, University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, PMB 1459, Ilorin 240212, Nigeria

Received 27 March 2014; Revised 23 June 2014; Accepted 26 June 2014; Published 8 July 2014

Academic Editor: Andrea Gallo

Copyright © 2014 O. A. Afolabi et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Informed consent is a foundational concept necessary for ethical conduct of clinical research and practice. It is a technical tool that shifts the autonomy to decide whether a medical procedure should be performed—from the doctor to the patient. However there is an ongoing discussion in bioethical circles on the level of comprehension of the informed consent process by the patients and research participants. We present this case vignette and the discussion afterwards to explore the question of to what extent a patient comprehends the information given to him-her before a surgical procedure is carried out. In other words, the question being asked here is how informed is informed consent in the context of oto-laryngological practice.





Autor: O. A. Afolabi, J. O. Fadare, and O. T. Ajiboye

Fuente: https://www.hindawi.com/



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