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Informed Consent

Accreditation Details

Valid From
24 Aug. 2021
Expiry Date
31 Dec. 2021
CPD Points
CPD Category
Category 1


Course Description

Generally speaking, obtaining informed consent means that a patient who agrees to undergo a treatment, health intervention or procedure does so only after being made aware of the associated benefits, risks, and alternative treatments. While there may be a degree of risk involved with any health intervention, it is up to the patient to determine if the danger associated with a treatment is acceptable.

In this 30 minute lecture, Dr Ankrah concisely speaks to the issues and educates the participant adequately on what needs to be known.

What you will learn

1) Identify the main forms of consent
2) Identify the appropriate application of each form of consent
3) Identify who can give consent
4) Explain How consent is given on behalf of oneself or another
5) Distinguish between consent and informed consent

Lecture Sessions

  • Section 1
  • Section 2
  • Section 3


  • The Importance of Informed Consent in Medicine (PDF)
  • Course Slides (PDF)
  • Course Slides (PPT)

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About Facilitator

  • 3 Courses on CES

Dr. Emmanuel Maurice Ankrah


Head of Medico-Legal Ghana Health Service

Medico-Legal Consultant, Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Ghana

Dr Ankrah holds a post graduate certificate in Occupational Health and Safety from Ghana Institute of Management Public Administration, Barrister at Law from Ghana School of Law. He also graduated from Vinnitsa State Medical University in Ukraine. He has practiced medicine in Ghana since 1998. Dr.

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