Medico Legal Corner
What is the difference between real and informed consent?
Dr KK Aggarwal & Advocate Ira Gupta, 25 September 2018
There is a difference in the nature of express consent of the patient, known as ‘Real’ consent in the United Kingdom (UK) and as ‘Informed’ consent in the United States (US).According to Department of Health in the UK, consent is the voluntary and continuing permission of the patient to receive a particular treatment based on an adequate knowledge of the purpose, nature and likely risks of the treatment including the likelihood of its success and any alternativ
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