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Informed Consent and Refusal in Obstetrics: A Practical Ethical Guide

Kotaska, A.

Obstetric Anesthesia Digest: June 2018 - Volume 38 - Issue 2 - p 68
doi: 10.1097/01.aoa.0000532259.46516.be
Editorials and Reviews

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When women refuse their provider’s advice, it can cause ethical tension and compromise care. Caregivers may believe they are legally or ethically liable when women decline recommended treatment. This article examined the ethical and legal basis of informed consent in order to build trust between patients and providers and minimize risk in these situations.

Maternal Child Health, Stanton Territorial Hospital, Yellowknife, NT, Canada; School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada; Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, Canada; Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada

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