Consent: Practical Principles For Clinicians

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Obtaining proper patient consent in clinical care is vital in current times. The approach of 'doctor knows best' is now superseded by patient rights to make decisions. The approach of this book from ...
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Miscellaneous Issues Concerning Communication

Pp. 41-47 (7)

Jeffrey C. McILwain

Abstract

Not every patient has the same primary language as that of the consent taker and allowances must be built in to any system to allow for this. Equally there has to be an understanding and process that deals with patients who refuse to give consent even if that procedure is in that patient's best interests. The more common usage of “Living Wills” requires some knowledge of their validity and limitations.

Affiliation:

St. Helens&Knowsley Teaching Hospitals UK.