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Informed consent for brain surgery

Meenal Mamdani, Bashir Mamdani


Abstract

This case raises several issues. But before we discuss them the absurdity of the situation has to be faced. How do you keep a lay person, let alone a doctor, in the dark about treatment when he is being wheeled into the OR and then to the radiotherapy department for daily radiation treatments? It is not some pill that can be crushed and mixed into his meal or palmed off as a vitamin.

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