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Ann Fr Anesth Reanim. 2009 Jun;28(6):575-8. doi: 10.1016/j.annfar.2009.04.009. Epub 2009 May 28.

[Information and consent to medical care of the vulnerable individual in France].

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  • 1Centre médicochirurgical du Mans, pôle Santé-Sud, 28, rue Guetteloup, 72100 Le Mans, France.


Vulnerable individuals, lacking clear understanding, are difficult to inform about medical care and treatment. After a brief recall of the general principles of patient information and consent, we will discuss specific French law protection concerning patients under guardianship. The role in the global process of information and consent of either relatives or surrogate person, witnesses of the patient's views, will be described.

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