Consent : An Definition Of Consent

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Consent is a highly discussed topic amongst all working fields within Australia. Consent is the art of agreeing this can be portrayed in three different ways; implied, verbal or written. Implied consent is often given for simple or routine procedures with common knowledge and a broad understanding of the procedure, implied consent is often conveyed by actions. Verbal consent is expressed verbally. Finally written consent is provided in writing and is the most common kind of consent and this is used as documentary evidence. All elements of consent have to be made to become valid this includes; voluntary decision, correct and comprehensive information regarding conditions and treatments, decision must relate to the specific treatment being provided and finally the person whom is giving consent has the capacity to do so. Autonomy is something that is often closely related to consent and this is respecting the privacy and rights of others to choose, protecting confidential information, obtaining consent for interventions and providing accurate advice. Everyman’s person being sacred, and no other having a right to meddle with it, in any the slightest manner (Fray, Spar, & Yale Law School, 1996). Ethical and legal complications arise when autonomy and consent are not properly applied. This case study will identify legal issues including the notion of consent and ethical issues mentioned in the Universal Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights in the case of Bruce.…

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