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Voices of people who have received ECT

A P Rajkumar, B Saravanan, K S Jacob

DOI: 10.20529/IJME.2007.064


Abstract

Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is controversial but widely practised in India. We elicited perspectives, using qualitative interviews, from patients who received ECT and their relatives. Ethical issues related to personal autonomy, right to information, competence, informed consent and consent by proxy are discussed. We suggest strategies to ensure a basic minimum standard for obtaining informed consent for ECT in India.

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