Is there a difference between real consent and informed consent? Dr. MC Gupta explains

M3 India Newsdesk Dec 06, 2018

Dr. MC Gupta, a doctor turned lawyer, guides with practical answers and insights for queries posted by Indian doctors. Here he answers one such query related to patient consent.



 

What is the difference between real consent and informed consent?

Dr. MC Gupta explains...

A— The term real consent is used in Britain while the term informed consent is used in USA. [Note: In India, the courts almost always use the term informed consent and not real consent.]

B— In real consent,...

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