Aspects generales sobre el consentimiento informado en Obstetricia y Ginecología.

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      General issues of informed consent in Obstetrics and Gynecology.
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      Informed consent is defined as the conformity of a patient with a change in the body by means of medical and surgical treatment with curative purpose, and made in accordance with the regulations of medical sciences, which requirements are information, understanding, voluntariness, competence and consent; however, it is frequent to observe in the current medical practice the use of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures without complying with those requirements. The following review aims to offer professionals the basics about informed consent, enabling them to address the ethical dilemmas that arise in Obstetrics and Gynecology to ensure excellence in health services. It is concluded that informed consent is an extremely valuable tool in the doctor-patient relationship and has become a right of the patient and a duty of physicians [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
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      El consentimiento informado se define como la conformidad de un enfermo respecto a una modificación de su organismo mediante tratamiento médico-quirúrgico, con fin curativo, y efectuado de acuerdo con las normas de las ciencia médicas, cuyos requisitos son: información, comprensión, voluntariedad, competencia y consentimiento; sin embargo, resulta frecuente observar en la práctica médica actual el empleo de procedimientos diagnósticos y terapéuticos sin cumplir con dichos requisitos. La siguiente revisión tiene como objetivo ofrecer a los profesionales los elementos básicos sobre el consentimiento informado, que le permitan enfrentar los dilemas éticos que se presentan en Obstetricia y Ginecología, para garantizar la excelencia en los servicios de salud. Se concluye que el consentimiento informado constituye una herramienta de extraordinario valor en la relación médico-paciente y se ha convertido en un derecho de este último y en un deber de los médicos. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
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