Consent to treatment

Consent to treatment
Mary E. O’Hara
Journal of the European Wound Management, 2020; 21(1)
Open Access
Abstract
Patients’ valid consent to treatment must be gathered prior to providing treatment to ensure the protection of a person’s rights. This article discusses the key components of a valid consent to treatment, as well as different forms of consent. Two case scenarios also consider pertinent consent issues related to wound care provision. Using a human-rights-based approach, the Fairness, Respect, Equality, Dignity and Autonomy (FREDA) principles, linked to the Convention of the Rights of People with Disabilities (2006), provide a useful guiding framework and resource for clinical decision-making.

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