A 25-year old woman developed postpartum psychosis. The newborn developed cyanosis due to congenital heart disease. The newborn needs cardiac surgery. Surgeon discussed the procedure with the mother. She understood the procedure. Can she give the consent ?
Asma Zafar Yes
Valeed Ahmed The pre-requisites for consent are that the patient (or the other person in charge) must fully and clearly understand the condition and its treatment., be competent and agree to the consent voluntarily. As the patient understood everything, so she her consent is acceptable. One person may be competent for one decision and be incompetent for another one. In this case the patient is competent as she was able to understand the decision