Thematic Approach

Consent

Under review

CLINICAL CASE
Ms. Lise T., forty-six years old, has been suffering from abdominal pain for three days. When she is brought to you, she is in septic shock and her abdomen is distended. Blood volume treatment and antibiotic therapy  are begun, and an emergency laparotomy is contemplated. You must explain the situation to the patient and ask for her consent.
What do you do? 
2011-04-04