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Presented during the 47th Singapore-Malaysia Congress of Medicine 2013


Consent taking has come along way since our undergraduate days. It used to be a one-step action, but now it is more accurate to say it is a process. Instead of “Doctor knows best” it is now a collaborative effort involving the patient, relatives and the surgeon. Good communication skills are essential, as are a discussion of the risks and benefits, as well as alternative treatments available. This presentation will focus on these, as well as provide examples from past cases and from the surgeon’s personal perspective. It will end with some practical advice for all.


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