Title

Informed Consent for Surgical Anesthesia Care: Has the Time Come for Separate Consent?

Document Type

Editorial

Publication Date

2-2010

Abstract

In this issue of the journal, Marcucci et al.1 present 2 patients whose ability to give informed consent for surgical procedures differed from their ability to grant such consent for anesthesia. The report by Marcucci et al. raises several interesting questions, the foremost being “Is it time for separate consent for anesthesia care?” The answer is a resounding “Yes!” However, practical application of this recommendation requires thoughtful consideration.

DOI

10.1213/ANE.0b013e3181c30f8e