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Table 1 Informed consent

From: Lack of informed consent for surgical procedures by elderly patients with inability to consent: a retrospective chart review from an academic medical center in Norway

The Norwegian Patients´ Rights Act Article 4–1 Informed consent The Oviedo Convention Article 5 – General rule
Health care may only be provided with the patient’s consent, unless legal authority exists or there are other valid legal grounds for providing health care without consent. In order for the consent to be valid, the patient must have received the necessary information concerning his health condition and the content of the health care. An intervention in the health field may only be carried out after the person concerned has given free and informed consent to it.
This person shall beforehand be given appropriate information as to the purpose and nature of the intervention as well as on its consequences and risks.
The person concerned may freely withdraw consent at any time.