Capacity to consent to medical procedures [BOOK CHAPTER]

Capacity to consent to medical procedures [BOOK CHAPTER]
Deborah Slater
Assessing Mental Capacity: A Handbook to Guide Professionals from Basic to Advanced Practice
Routledge, 4 May 2020; Chapter 13
Abstract Only Available
The law requires professionals to ensure that a person is able to give consent before any form of treatment, investigation or care is given. Consent must be valid and it should be given freely and voluntarily (Royal College of Nursing, 2017). This section will explore what you need to know and the process you need to follow to carry out an assessment of capacity to consent to treatment.

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