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 The approach of 'doctor knows best' is now superseded by patient rights to make decisions.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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Consent and Governance

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Jeffrey C. McILwain



Prior to the more corporate approach to health services it was taken to be the case that consent was a matter between a clinician and a patient. However, today there is more and more inspection and regulation of an organisation's approach to consent taking. This includes the formal details as laid out by regulatory and licensing bodies. By the nature of a public service such aspects of inspection may change more frequently than that of ethics or law pertaining to consent.


St. Helens&Knowsley Teaching Hospitals UK.