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General Orthopaedics

Informed consent

where are we in 2015?

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A recent Supreme Court ruling in the United Kingdom has significantly altered the emphasis of informed consent, moving from a historically ‘doctor-focused’ to a more ‘patient-focused’ approach, in line with the situation in other international jurisdictions.

The reasons for the change are discussed with some recommendations about how our attitudes need to change in the future.

Cite this article: Bone Joint J 2015;97-B:1159–61.

Correspondence should be sent to Mr M. A. Foy; e-mail:

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