A patient with necrotizing fasciitis will be undergoing a skin graft surgery. Which of the following patient statements indicates that informed consent has not been obtained?

"Are there other treatment options?"
"It sounds scary, but I know I''m completely safe."

Explanation

• Informed consent is the process of getting permission from a person to perform some type of healthcare procedure

• This process ensures the person (generally the patient or family) has all of the information that applies to the procedure prior to consenting. The person is making an educated decision about going forward with the procedure. Common risks and benefits, alternatives, and plan for treatment are discussed

• Therefore, asking if there are other treatment options or reporting that the procedure is completely safe would indicate that informed consent had not been properly obtained

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