"My duty is to inform my patient"

"My duty is to inform my patient"

Article 35 of the Code of medical ethics defines the terms of the information that the doctor must give the patient ‘…honest, clear and appropriate to the patient’s condition, and to the investigations and treatment the physician offers…’.

Information, which is always oral, is essential. In addition to this information, a written document may be given to the patient to allow him to refer to it in order to give free and informed consent.

Information, which is mainly oral, is essential

A practical sheet on the information before and after each surgical intervention is available on the website of the French Association of Urology on the following link: