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"Informed consent is a great advance towards protecting the rights and autonomy of patients.
However its usefulness is far from universal: informed consent cannot clarify the secondary use of tissues, as the authors point out, and in practice its use is more and more a manner of legal protection against malpractice claims in various countries, and a virtual nonentity in emergency situations,
We cannot forget that some institutions give a patient, two days before a cardiac surgery, for example, four or five books of medical texts. As the authors point out, we never will acquire a proper, ethical, real informative and honest form an informed consent that is valid in all fields."