The objective of this study was to determine the level of knowledge regarding the Informed Consent procedure presented in a sample of teachers, students and dental patients. An anonymous questionnaire was applied to 271 students, 58 teachers and 260 patients of a Teaching Dental Clinic. The data analysis was performed by applying the chi-square test. The majority of the students have a high knowledge. 60.61 % of the teachers show a level of regular knowledge and 39.39 % show a high knowledge. Most of the patients show a regular knowledge (58.41 %). It is important to increase both the research of the subject and the continuous training that introduces knowledge about patient autonomy. In this way, we will raise awareness among teachers in the area and strengthen the knowledge of new generations, contributing our legal mandate and the full exercise of the right to autonomy of our patients.
KEY WORDS: informed consent, patient autonomy, patient rights.
How to cite this article
LOZA, R. C.; SALGADO, M. B.; SÁNCHEZ, V. J.; SARMIENTO, I. F. & LAGOS, T. D. Knowledge on informed consent in teachers, students and patients of the faculty of dentistry. Int. J. Odontostomat., 14(3):424-429, 2020.