Informed Consent to Patients in Root Canal Treatment (Case Study: Melati Dental Clinic Jakarta, Indonesia)

Informed Consent to Patients in Root Canal Treatment (Case Study: Melati Dental Clinic Jakarta, Indonesia)
Pudentiana Rr RE, Tedi Purnama, Syifa Yulia Lestari, Yulianti
Medico-legal Update, January-March 2021, 21(1)
Open Access
Abstract
Teeth with necrosis require root canal treatment. Before taking any action, the treatment plan that will be carried out along with the risks must be explained clearly to the patient and his family, and then must get informed consent for the treatment plan. The purpose of this study was to the description of informed consent in patients with root canal treatment at the Melati Dental Clinic in Jakarta. Method: This research uses descriptive method with research sample using technique total sampling of 50 respondents. The data used are secondary data taken from the patient’s medical record. Results: Respondents 33 people (66%) provided complete informed consent and 17 people (34%) did not give complete informed consent. Respondents doing root canal treatment caused by caries as many as 38 people (76%) and respondent root canal treatment caused not because of caries as many as 12 people (24%). Respondents provided complete informed consent in patients with root canal treatment because of caries by 27 people (71%) and giving complete informed consent not because of caries by 6 people (50%). Whereas giving informed consent was incomplete because of caries as many as 11 people (29%) and incomplete informed consent was not due to caries as many as 6 people (50%). Conclusion: Management of Informed Consent in Root Canal Treatment patients at Melati Dental Clinic in Jakarta has been carried out well.

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