Annals of African Medicine

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Year
: 2011  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 1--5

The doctrine of informed consent in surgical practice


YZ Lawal1, ES Garba2, MO Ogirima1, IL Dahiru1, MI Maitama1, K Abubakar3 
1 Department of Trauma and Orthopedics, Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, Nigeria
2 Department of Surgery, Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, Nigeria
3 National Orthopedic Hospital Dala Kano, Nigeria

Correspondence Address:
Y Z Lawal
Department of Trauma and Orthopedics, Ahmadu Bello University Zaria
Nigeria

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 «SQ»informed consent.«SQ» Sociocultural factors have strong influence on the sick role. These factors influence the application of informed consent in Nigeria.


How to cite this article:
Lawal Y Z, Garba E S, Ogirima M O, Dahiru I L, Maitama M I, Abubakar K. The doctrine of informed consent in surgical practice.Ann Afr Med 2011;10:1-5


How to cite this URL:
Lawal Y Z, Garba E S, Ogirima M O, Dahiru I L, Maitama M I, Abubakar K. The doctrine of informed consent in surgical practice. Ann Afr Med [serial online] 2011 [cited 2021 Oct 27 ];10:1-5
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