Obtaining informed consent is a process unique to Western medicine. Cultural differences are high-lighted and conflict can arise when trying to explain consent to immigrant or ethnic patients. This essay describes an example case and provides suggestions of important points to include in the phy-sician-patient discussion in order to improve understanding.
Junck, E. (2011). Informed Consent: A Cultural Dilemma. Quill & Scope, 4 (1). Retrieved from https://touroscholar.touro.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1111&context=quill_and_scope