Gaining patient consent to prescribe

Authors: Gagan, M.

Journal: Supplementary Prescribing Practice

Volume: 1

Pages: 8


Key Points. Consent must be voluntary and it must be informed.

The patient must have the capacity to consent.

Patient consent can be given verbally in writing or by implication.

Children are considered competent to decide if it is felt that they fully understand the proposed treatment.

Source: Manual

Preferred by: Mark Gagan

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