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Our tool kit prompts you when you need to seek consent by giving answers to commonly asked questions.
A list of guidance documents and their abbreviations, which will be used throughout the other cards in the tool kit.
Read answers to some general questions about consent, including when it's necessary to seek consent and validity of forms of consent.
How much information should you give your patients, and how should you respond to specific requests for information, or to withhold information?
Answers to questions about what consent is needed in an emergency situation, including when a patient is unable to give consent.
Who is presumed competent to give consent and what factors should be taken into account when assessing a patient's capacity to make a decision about treatment?
Can you seek consent from relatives of a patient? If there are no relatives or friends, who should be consulted?
Who has parental responsibility and when is a minor competent to give valid consent? Can a competent minor refuse treatment?
What factors should be taken into account when considering what is in a patient's best interests?
What is an advance decision, what form should it take, who can make an advance decision, and are they legally binding?
Information on how consent works for research procedures, including differences between 'therapeutic' and 'non-therapeutic' research.
Is consent needed for students or other observers to be present at a consultation or to be questioned and examined by students for teaching purposes?