Informed consent – a redundancy?

“Informed consent is a redundancy, because being properly informed is a precondition of consent. Without being properly informed, a patient or client cannot give any legitimate, binding consent. Therefore, it is imperative that all professionals withhold any request for agreement or signatures, until after all information and questions have been addressed.

– Hugh Mann

Mann H (2017). Consent makes the law (Consensus facit legem). BMJ 2017: 357 doi:
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