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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 68-71

Informed consent: Corner stone in ethical medical and dental practice


1 Dental Practitioner, Community Dental Centre, Chandigarh, India
2 Department of Public Health Dentistry, Gian Sagar Dental College and Hospital, Rajpura, Punjab, India
3 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Gian Sagar Dental College and Hospital, Rajpura, Punjab, India
4 Department of Periodontics, Post Graduate Institute of Dental Sciences, Rohtak, Haryana, India

Correspondence Address:
Ramandeep Singh Gambhir
Sr Lecturer, Gian Sagar Dental College, Rajpura - 140 601, Punjab
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2249-4863.130284

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Progress in health care technologies has enabled patients to be better informed about all aspects of health care. Patients' informed consent is a legal regulation and a moral principle which represents patients' rights to take part in the clinical decisions concerning their treatment. With increasing awareness among the patients, the concept of informed consent is also evolving in developing countries like India. It is important for the medical and dental practitioners to have a written and signed informed consent from their patients before performing any invasive or irreversible procedures. Informed consent is also needed when providing medical care to children, foreign patients, and incorporating images of the patients while conducting medical and dental research. The present review addresses some of the vital issues regarding informed consent when providing medical and dental care with current review of the literature.


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