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Clinical Research Informing Neonatal Care at the University Hospital of the West Indies: 50 Years Experience

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351–5
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Clinical research at the University Hospital of the West Indies over the past fifty years has informed local practice in neonatal care including management policies and treatment regimes.

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e-Published: 21 Aug, 2013

Issues with Consent in Stroke Patients

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2013.134
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510–3
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Consent in stroke management may be required for treatment, intervention or for research reasons. Stroke patients may be prone to impulsive decision-making in real life and this may negatively impact on consent decisions made by the patient.

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Background: Consent in stroke management may be required for either treatment, intervention or for research reasons. Consent capacity is an integral element of informed consent to treatment which requires that a patient’s consent be voluntary, informed and competent. Without proper informed consent, medical treatment provided to a patient is a legal and ethical minefield, even if the treatment is benign and intended to benefit the patient.

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30 Jul, 2013
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e-Published: 25 Feb, 2014
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