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Consent of the patient is not required in a medical emergency
eMediNexus,  14 January 2022
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There are certain exceptions to informed consent. Informed consent is not required in an emergency situation, where a delay in treatment in order to obtain consent would harm the patient.Other situations when informed consent is not required include when the patient waives the consent process or if a doctor thinks that the patient’s emotional and physical condition could be adversely affected if a full disclosure of the treatment risks is made. In such a situation, disclosure may be wi...
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