Knowledge, Attitude, and Practice about informed consent amongst Resident doctors at Rural Medical Institute of Central India

Knowledge, Attitude, and Practice about informed consent amongst Resident doctors at Rural Medical Institute of Central India
Shashank Gotarkar, Prakash Mohite, Kumar Bijyendra Sourabh, Alka Rawekar
Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, January-March 2021; 15(1)
Open Access
Abstract
Informed consent is the process by which the treating health-care provider discloses appropriate information to the patient so that the patient may make a voluntary choice to accept or refuse treatment. There are few studies done amongst the medical residents in India about informed consent. The residents are the stepping stone of the Medical profession, it is proposed that the perception about the informed consent amongst the residents shall be sought.Hence, the study was undertaken with the aim, to appraise the knowledge, attitude, and practices of residents of all three years toward ‘informed consent taking’ with the objectives of assessing and comparing the knowledge, attitude and practices of obtaining informed consent. The survey questionnaire was circulated and data was collated. It was developed in Knowledge, Attitude and practice domain and analysis was done. Based on the result, it was concluded that, in all three domains, there was ascendency of Knowledge, Attitude and Practice in three years of resident doctors.

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