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Making Informed Consent Work in Nigerian Health Care

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dc.contributor.author Aniaka, Oluchukwu Jacinta
dc.date.accessioned 2012-08-29T15:13:27Z
dc.date.available 2012-08-29T15:13:27Z
dc.date.issued 2012-08-29
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10222/15420
dc.description The thesis is the first part of a two part plan for operationalizing patient right in Nigeria en_US
dc.description.abstract The notion of informed consent to medical treatment is a fundamental precept in law. It recognizes autonomy and the right to personal inviolability, irrespective of nationality, socio-economic situation and ideological orientation. A full realization of autonomy in the Nigerian legal system is severely constricted by sociological and cultural factors. Of particular concern is the impact of oppression which may arise from socialization, arbitrary disclosure practice by physicians, or as a result of legislative enactment. To remedy the elemental defects in the Nigerian Code of Medical Ethics, without addressing the impediments posed by the social environment from which a patient operates, will nuance informed consent in Nigerian health care but may not fully realize patient autonomy. A serious commitment to respecting patient autonomy may be realized through a collective effort of the State, the medical profession, the community, and patients in order to remove the impediments to full exercise of autonomy. en_US
dc.subject Informed Consent Nigerian Health Care en_US
dc.title Making Informed Consent Work in Nigerian Health Care en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.date.defence 2012-08-14
dc.contributor.department Faculty of Law en_US
dc.contributor.degree Master of Laws en_US
dc.contributor.external-examiner Joanna Erdman en_US
dc.contributor.graduate-coordinator Stephen Coughlan en_US
dc.contributor.thesis-reader Michael Hadskis en_US
dc.contributor.thesis-supervisor Elaine Gibson en_US
dc.contributor.ethics-approval Not Applicable en_US
dc.contributor.manuscripts Not Applicable en_US
dc.contributor.copyright-release No en_US

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