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Which consent is applicable in India: Real or informed?
Dr KK Aggarwal and Ms Ira Gupta,  12 April 2018
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In India, real consent and not informed consent is applicable. The components of real consent as stated by the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India are: “A doctor has to seek and secure the consent of the patient before commencing a ‘treatment’ (the term ‘treatment’ includes surgery also). The consent so obtained should be real and valid, which means that: The patient should have the capacity and competence to consent; his consent should be voluntary and his consent should be on the basis of adequate i
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