Background: The need to involve patients more in decisions about their care, the ethical imperative and concerns about ligation and complaints has highlighted the issue of informed consent and how it is obtained. In order for a patient to make an informed decision about their treatment, they need appropriate discussion of the risks and benefits of the treatment.
Objectives: To explore doctors' perspectives of gaining informed consent for routine surgical procedures.
Design: Qualitative study using semi-structured interviews selected by purposive sampling. Data were analysed thematically.
Wood, Fiona; Martin, Sean Michael; Carson-Stevens, Andrew; Elwyn, Glyn; Precious, Elizabeth; and Kinnersley, Paul, "Doctors’ Perspectives of Informed Consent for Non‐Emergency Surgical Procedures: A Qualitative Interview Study" (2014). Open Dartmouth: Faculty Open Access Articles. 900.