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Patient Consent Elizabeth Charnock

Patient Consent

Elizabeth Charnock

Published February 6th 2014
ISBN : 9780273775171
Spiral-bound
38 pages
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The general position in law is that there is an obligation for practitioners to obtain valid consent from their patients before touching them as part of an examination, routine personal care or therapeutic treatment. However, the law relating toMoreThe general position in law is that there is an obligation for practitioners to obtain valid consent from their patients before touching them as part of an examination, routine personal care or therapeutic treatment. However, the law relating to consent is complex. Situations may arise where a patient requires urgent treatment yet is either unwilling or unable to give their consent. Concerns may also arise over the form and context of the consent. With reference both to decided case law and work based scenarios, this guide provides a succinct and accessible guide to consent for all health and social care practitioners.