Article

The informed consent process for anaesthesia: perspectives of elective surgical patients at Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital, Durban, South Africa

DOI: 10.1080/22201181.2016.1157963
Author(s): S NaiduDiscipline of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care, South Africa, PD GopalanDiscipline of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care, South Africa

Abstract

Background: Amongst state hospitals in the eThekwini municipality, obtaining informed consent for anaesthesia is often an informal interaction between the patient and anaesthetist, lacking structure and standardisation.

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