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Good clinical practice and informed consent are inseparable
  1. L Doyal
  1. Correspondence to:
    Professor Len Doyal, Department of Human Science and Medical Ethics, St Bartholomew's and the Royal London School of Dentistry, Turner Street, London E1 2AD;


It is now widely accepted that clinicians should negotiate rather than dictate what is in the best interests of patients.

  • informed consent
  • clinical practice

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