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.
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
MD, LLB, LLM, PgCOHS
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.View full profile / courses