Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Indonesian Legal Studies, ICILS 2021, June 8-9 2021, Semarang, Indonesia

Research Article

Informed Consent as A Patient's Legal Protection for High Risk Anesthesia

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.8-6-2021.2314343,
        author={Bara  Aditya and Mohamad  Jamin},
        title={Informed Consent as A Patient's Legal Protection for  High Risk Anesthesia},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Indonesian Legal Studies, ICILS 2021, June 8-9 2021, Semarang, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICILS},
        year={2022},
        month={2},
        keywords={informed consent medical action high-risk anesthesia},
        doi={10.4108/eai.8-6-2021.2314343}
    }
    
  • Bara Aditya
    Mohamad Jamin
    Year: 2022
    Informed Consent as A Patient's Legal Protection for High Risk Anesthesia
    ICILS
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.8-6-2021.2314343
Bara Aditya1,*, Mohamad Jamin2
  • 1: Law Faculty of Sebelas Maret University, Surakarta, Indonesia
  • 2: Law Faculty of Sebelas Maret University Surakarta, Indonesia
*Contact email: baraanest@gmail.com

Abstract

Informed consent to anesthesia has traditionally been considered "implied" after the patient has consented to surgery, with surgical consent stating that anesthesia will be required for surgery and there are risks associated with anesthesia. The problem is often that informed consent, especially in writing, is carried out by a surgeon, when the patient has not met the anesthesiologist. The risk of anesthesia is not always directly proportional to the risk of surgery. High-risk anesthesia depends on the patient's general condition related to disorders of vital organs. This could cause problem if medical or anesthesia accidents happen. Because of this, anesthesiologists should have a role in providing all information to patients regarding their health status and anesthetic risks. Patients are clinical consumers who receive health services there is a need of legal protection, especially regarding patient rights after that patient can accept or refuse all the medical service especially in high-risk anesthesia. Therefore, written informed consent should be the main option by the anesthesiologist is a must after the patient has given consent to undergo high-risk anesthesia after the given information about the action plan that will be carried out and the possible risks of anesthesia that may occur.