Patient Consent For Medical Treatment

Patient Consent For Medical Treatment

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Patient Consent For Medical Treatment


The following Guideline Booklets are worthy to note:-

  • Booklet 4: Seeking patients’informed consent: The ethical considerations
  • Booklet 1: General ethical guidelines for health care professions
  • Booklet 3: National Patients’ Rights Charter

The following are elements of informed consent:

  • Consent must be voluntary and without constraint;
  • Consent should preferably be written, although consent may be implied;
  • Consent must not conflict with good morals or the Constitution;
  • The patient must be capable of consenting;
  • The patient must give the consent personally, unless proxy consent is applicable;
  • There should be sufficient information on the diagnosis, proposed treatment, expected benefits, risks, alternative treatment, probable results, etc.


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