quote:Consent forms alone do not constitute informed consent. The details of the procedure must be explained to the patient in terms he can understand, and he needs to demonstrate understanding of the procedure being performed.
I agree that i would need more details and would need to see the consent forms. The article says the patient signed 2 consent forms. He should not have signed the forms if he was illiterate and did not understand what was stated in the consents.
quote:I totally agree in the case of a medical emergency, especially if the patient is unable to be consented.
Some of these lesions can become obstructing causing urinary retention (which would make it an emergency)
I mean seriously. Let the fricking dude wake up first and tell him what's up. Dude comes in to get circumcised looking forward to better sex and wakes up without a dick.
That doctor would have a little more to worry about than a lawsuit if he cut my dick off before checking with me 1st. Let's be real, at that point most men would consider their life over. No reason not to kill that bastard.