Towards a better consent form.

  • Cavell R
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The medical profession is in the habit of using a standard "consent form" to record a patient's consent to medical therapy, particularly for a surgical operation. This article explores how to design a consent form to avoid the many traps to be found in the law of consent.

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  • Australia
  • Consent Forms
  • Consent Forms: legislation & jurisprudence
  • Consent Forms: standards
  • Documentation
  • Humans
  • Jurisprudence
  • Legislation, Medical
  • Liability, Legal
  • Malpractice
  • Malpractice: legislation & jurisprudence

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  • SCOPUS: 2-s2.0-34047260388
  • SGR: 34047260388
  • PUI: 46544764
  • ISSN: 1320-159X
  • PMID: 17355097


  • Richard Cavell

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