oa South African Family Practice - Informed consent : over- and under-interpretation : review article

Volume 48, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 2078-6190
  • E-ISSN: 2078-6204



Extracted from text ... SA Fam Pract 2006;48(3) 62 Review Knapp van Bogaert D. MBA (Kobe), Ph.D. (Kobe), M. Phil. (Stell), D. Phil. (Stell) Part-time Senior Lecturer, Moral Philosophy and Ethics Dept. of Family Medicine & PHC, University of Limpopo (Medunsa Campus) Ogunbanjo GA. MBBS, MFGP(SA), M Fam Med, FACRRM, FACTM, FAFP(SA) Dept. of Family Medicine & PHC, University of Limpopo (Medunsa Campus) Key words: Informed consent, autonomy, competency (SA Fam Pract 2006;48(3): 62-63) Informed Consent: Over- and Under-interpretation Introduction Informed consent is the expression of an individual's autonomy or selfrule. To be autonomous one has to be competent and acting freely. Ethicists ..

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