Informed consent in adult psychiatry

Ahmed Bait Amer*

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This article addresses some of the groundwork of informed consent in people with mental illness whose decision-making capacity has obviously been compromised. This article examines four crucial aspects in particular, namely: i) the main elements of informed consent; ii) difficulties pertaining to psychiatric illnesses; iii) the effect of psychiatric disorders on the patient's capability; iv) how to assess situations in which consents may not be required.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)228-231
Number of pages4
JournalOman Medical Journal
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2013


  • Adult psychiatry
  • Assessment
  • Competency
  • Ethical dilemma
  • Informed consent
  • Psychiatric disorders
  • Voluntarism

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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