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Disclosure of Information

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eMediNexus    13 December 2022

The following are included in disclosure of information:

 

  • A doctor is required to explain the exact nature of the disease to the patient.
  • A doctor should explain the need for the treatment and the nature of the procedure as well as the expectation from the recommended therapeutic intervention besides the probability of success.
  • The patient must be informed about the alternative forms of treatment available, with the associated benefits and anticipated adverse effects or risks and complications linked with both the proposed and alternative procedure.
  • The patient has the right to choose between proposed and alternative procedure.
  • The patient’s right to refuse all of these procedures and the medicolegal outcomes of refusal.

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