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Exceptions to informed consent
Dr KK Aggarwal and Ms Ira Gupta,  03 July 2018
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Informed consent is not required in the following situations:Emergency situations, where a delay in treatment in order to obtain consent would result in harm to the patientWhen the patient waives the consent processIf the doctor believes that the patient’s emotional and physical condition could be adversely affected by full disclosure of the treatment risks, then disclosure may be legally withheld (therapeutic privilege). However, the doctor make sure to document the waiver.
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