How should surgeons obtain consent during the covid-19 pandemic?

How should surgeons obtain consent during the covid-19 pandemic?
Views And Reviews
Daniel Sokol, Rupen Dattani
BMJ, 30 June 2020; 369
Excerpt
…Many surgeons are now resuming elective work, yet we are aware that some make no mention of the additional risks related to covid-19. Although the British Association of Spine Surgeons and some private hospitals have produced information sheets for patients undergoing surgery during the pandemic, to our knowledge no formal guidance has been published by the General Medical Council or the Royal College of Surgeons on obtaining consent in such circumstances. The surgical community remains unclear as to what to tell patients about to undergo elective surgery…

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