Patients want to know more about their condition and its proposed treatment.
Gaining patients'confidence before treatment reduces the chances of their seeking legal redress for an unexpected outcome.
As part of a prospective study of informed consent for surgery we have assessed the attitudes of patients towards informed consent when different types of consent interview are used.
We found that most patients are happy to do as their doctor advises but think the informal consent interview is important because it gives them information; they also want to know about most, but not all, complications of the procedure.
One quarter worried about the anaesthetic, about one eighth worried about « not waking up » and similar proportions worried about complications and other things such as pain and nausea.
Mots-clés Pascal : Information thérapeutique, Questionnaire, Santé, Homme, Chirurgie, Aspect médicolégal, Epidémiologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Therapeutic information, Questionnaire, Health, Human, Surgery, Forensic aspect, Epidemiology
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0635244
Code Inist : 002B30A11. Création : 199406.