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General principles of consent

Edited by Rajesh Nair and David J Holroyd

in Handbook of Surgical Consent

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print December 2011 | ISBN: 9780199595587
Published online July 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191742651 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199595587.003.0001
General principles of consent

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Quick reference guide to consent - Introduction to the consent ‘process’ - What is consent? Why is it needed? - How should consent be recorded, and for what procedures? - Implied, presumed, or inferred consent - The consequences of proceeding with invalid consent - What should be disclosed, and by whom? - Testing capacity in adults - Adults without the capacity to provide their consent for treatment - Treating children - Treatment in emergencies - Patients who request a form of treatment with which you are unwilling to comply - Situations where a simple consent may be insufficient - Withdrawal of consent - Consent for research and teaching - Other elements of good surgical practice - Further reading

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Subjects: Communication Skills ; Surgery

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