Volume 23, Number 1, Spring 2012

Intraoperative Conversion to Open Technique: Is Informed Consent Implied?


Chirag B. Patel and Davide Cattano


The Journal of Clinical Ethics 23, no. 1 (Spring 2012): 60-7.


This case raises issues regarding the anesthesia and surgical components of preoperative informed consent and the differing views of anesthesiologists and surgeons with regards to informed consent, in the context of conversion to open surgery from a minimally invasive approach.

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