Informed consent is a process where in the health care provider educates a patient about the risks, benefits and also of any alternatives for a given procedure or intervention.
The patient must be competent to make a voluntary decision.
The Informed Consent is ethical as well as a legal obligation for medical practitioners.
The Informed Consent Form is signed by the patient where in the entire procedure/intervention details are outlined.
All authors/Researchers submitting original research work which discusses about patient case studies, should obtain their consent prior to submitting the research work for review.
The detailed set of consent form(s) as the case maybe should be submitted along with the manuscript.
Each consent form should contain the clause of voluntarily consenting for the Procedure/intervention/making their case available to public as the case maybe.
It should also bear the Patient Name, Address and other contact details along with their age.
However, a report may be published without explicit consent if it meets all three of the following conditions: it is of great significance to public health; consent would be unusually difficult to obtain; and a reasonable individual would be unlikely to object to publication.