Informed consent in obstetrics

  • G. Capogna
  • M. Camorcia
Conference paper


The right to give or to withhold consent for medical treatment derives from the fundamental entitlement of an autonomous individual to determine his own fate. Ethically valid consent requires that the autonomous patient has sufficient relevant information to make a decision, the opportunity to express this decision, and the assurance that his decision will be respected and implemented.


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  • G. Capogna
  • M. Camorcia

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