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Informed Consent for Vaginal Delivery: Is It Time to Revisit the Shared Decision-Making Process?.

Authors
  • Malik, Mokerrum F
  • Awonuga, Awoniyi O
  • Iglesia, Cheryl B
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Journal of reproductive medicine
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2016
Volume
61
Issue
3-4
Pages
153–158
Identifiers
PMID: 27172638
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

It is incumbent on obstetricians and midwives to discuss those risk and benefits with their patient prior to labor. Verbal discussion without documentation may no longer be appropriate due to medical advancements and the litigious health care climate. For this reason, we argue for and advocate that a consent process be included as an educational measure and as part of our ethical obligation to provide care.

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