Consent for Chemotherapy
- Nature and the duration of the treatment
- Advantages and disadvantages of the treatment
- Benefits of the treatment
- Risks involved
- Possibilities of other treatments
The treatment will begin only after getting the consent. Chemotherapy is often complex, therefore repeated explanation might be required. A list of questions about your condition, the treatment plan, its duration and side effects and how one can cope with them should be prepared before seeing the doctor or the nurse. Taking along a friend or a relative may be useful for the patient.
Alternatively the patient might decide not to have the treatment .This decision needs to be conveyed to the doctor who will then explain the outcomes of not taking the treatment. The patient's decision is then recorded in the medical charts.
Chemotherapy - References:
- MacDiarmid J.A. et al. (2007)
- "Bacterially Derived 400 nm Particles for Encapsulation and Cancer Cell Targeting of Chemotherapeutics" Cancer Cell 11, 431-445, May 2007