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Annals of African Medicine
Annals of African Medicine Society
ISSN: 1596-3519
Vol. 10, No. 1, 2011, pp. 1-5
Bioline Code: am11001
Full paper language: English
Document type: Review Article
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Annals of African Medicine, Vol. 10, No. 1, 2011, pp. 1-5

 en The doctrine of informed consent in surgical practice
Lawal, Y.Z.; Garba, E.S.; Ogirima, M.O.; Dahiru, I.L.; Maitama, M.I. & Abubakar, K.


Physicians and other professionals in the field of medicine have to perform invasive and non-invasive procedures on patients as part of their duties. There is a legal basis upon which these procedures are done; this is called ′informed consent.′ Sociocultural factors have strong influence on the sick role. These factors influence the application of informed consent in Nigeria.

Health professionals, informed consent, physician

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