Informed consent in clinical practice: patients’ experiences and perspectives following surgery

Informed consent during medical practice is an essential component of comprehensive medical care and is a requirement that should be sought all the time the doctor interacts with the patients, though very challenging when it comes to implementation. Since the magnitude and frequency of surgery related risk are higher in a resource limited setting, informed consent for surgery in such settings should be more comprehensive. This study set out to evaluate patients’ experiences and perspectives of informed consent for surgery.

Joseph Ochieng, William Buwembo, Ian Munabi, Charles Ibingira, Haruna Kiryowa, Gabriel Nzarubara and Erisa Mwaka