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Some limits of informed consent
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    Informed Consent, not consensus

    Dear Editor

    "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,

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