Your obligation as a physician:
If you’re a medical practitioner or researcher you understand your primary responsibility is to that patient who sits in front of you. You also understand the importance of informed consent for your practice or medical study. Informed consent is more than just getting a patient’s signature on a form. Apart from protecting you legally informed consent has been shown to improve patient outcomes because patients who understand their diagnoses and treatment options are shown to have better recoveries.
But how does a medical practitioner know their informed consent process is being handled properly and is effective?