In the literature Informed consent (IC) assumptions is well established. However, the different stages and the
conditions under which the IC for anesthetic practices is obtained, is scarce. The aim of the present study is to explore the
phases and conditions of IC in anesthesiology. Anonymized clinical records of 325 patients submitted to anesthetic procedures
at the Institute of Oncology of Porto were analyzed. A total agreement between the anesthetic techniques established in the IC
and those performed, was reach with 270 patients. The importance of IC in clinical practice is discussed and an ideal process
for IC is argued.
informed consent, ethics, anesthesiology, anesthesia techniques, exploratory study
Fontes, B. ., Marina, S., Andrade, D., Dias, S., & Ricou, M. (2022). Informed consent in anesthesiology: an exploratory study. Acta Bioethica, 28(2), 281–289. Retrieved from https://actabioethica.uchile.cl/index.php/AB/article/view/69018