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The nurse’s role in obtaining informed consent from the patient
 

The nurse’s role in obtaining informed consent from the patient

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Nurses are often involved in the process of obtaining a patient's consent concerning the treatment or procedures as they spend the most time with patients. Thus, it is crucial for nurses to better understand the role they play in obtaining informed consent from patients.
 
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6 Jan 2017 - General
 
In my whole experience we, nurses are the ones who let the informed consent signed. It is mainly because doctors are the ones who explain that a certain procedure will be done and document in the chart to take the informed consent signed. But prior complying it, we ensure that patients fully understand the procedure, and knows the risk and benefits and ensure that doctors explained what is the procedure. It is one of our protocol to follow. Whatever stated in the order sheet should be carried ou...
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