It is very important
that patients are given adequate information so that they can make a decision
whether to proceed with a particular surgery or procedure. Hence consent taking
is very important not only for the patient but for the doctor so that
appropriate care is given and miscommunication is avoided. To this end the ACP
worked at on standardizing consents so that there is consistent and adequate
information and in a language that can be understood by patients. To date, over
30 consents covering IVF and common surgical procedures have been standardized.
Each consent must
cover the following headings;
1. What is this
2. What does this
3. Why do I need this
4. What must I do or
not do before the procedure?
5. What are the
complications of this procedure?
6. What are the alternatives?
7. What can I expect
after the procedure?
8. Any additional
The list of harmonized consents as of 12 Apr 2021:
Diagnostic and/or Therapeutic Laparoscopy
* Form was harmonised previously, revision in progress.
** Content is harmonised, approval in
^ Content is harmonised but there is slight
difference found in uploaded version.