Ain-Shams Journal of Anaesthesiology

REVIEW ARTICLE
Year
: 2016  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 6--11

Consent for anesthesia


Kaur Gagandeep1, Bala Neeru2, Attri Joginder Pal1, Sandhu Kulwinder Singh3, Kataria Amar Parkash1 
1 Department of Anaesthesia, Government Medical College, Amritsar, Punjab, India
2 Department of Psychiatry, Government Medical College, Amritsar, Punjab, India
3 Department of ENT, Government Medical College, Amritsar, Punjab, India

Correspondence Address:
Attri Joginder Pal
Department of Anaesthesia, Government Medical College, Amritsar - 143 001, Punjab
India

Modern anesthesia practice has become technically more challenging. Today«SQ»s anesthesiologist is more often involved in administering anesthesia to elderly and sick patients who are having other comorbidities, with their inherent risks. This leads to increased morbidity and mortality. Anesthesiologists are not able to carry out detailed discussions about the proposed procedure with their patients because of work load and time restraints. Hence, they are not able to build up healthy relationship with their patients. Hence, whenever some eventuality takes place, patients and relatives react in a hostile manner. In this situation, if a negligence case goes to the court, then a well-informed anesthesia-specific consent can help an anesthesiologist to prove his or her side during legal proceedings. In this article, consent for anesthesia is reviewed with respect to its three major components - that is, information, decision-making capacity, and autonomy of the patient.


How to cite this article:
Gagandeep K, Neeru B, Pal AJ, Singh SK, Parkash KA. Consent for anesthesia .Ain-Shams J Anaesthesiol 2016;9:6-11


How to cite this URL:
Gagandeep K, Neeru B, Pal AJ, Singh SK, Parkash KA. Consent for anesthesia . Ain-Shams J Anaesthesiol [serial online] 2016 [cited 2022 May 20 ];9:6-11
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