What Factors Would Influence the Capacity of an Individual to

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ques 3. What factors would influence the capacity of an individual to express consent The term “consent capacity” describes an adult’s ability to understand information relevant to making an informed, voluntary decision. A wide variety of diseases, disorders, conditions, and injuries can affect a person’s ability to understand such information. Informed consent is a phrase often used in law to indicate that the consent a person gives meets certain minimum standards. In order to give informed consent, the individual concerned must have adequate reasoning faculties and be in possession of all relevant facts at the time consent is given. Impairments to reasoning and judgment which may make it impossible for someone to give informed…show more content…
A person who has low self esteem and no sense of self worth. Someone who has been physically and emotionally abused in the past. Someone that has been sexually abused. People who have substance abuse problems. The mentally ill or homeless. Someone who is mentally handicapped or medically dependent people, such as nursing home patients. ques 9. compare the different uses of risk assessments within health and social care There are so many,risk assessments are done on all clients in a group home and protocols developed according to the level of risk for the worker, hygiene and often assault training is provided when risk is identified, innoculations are provided for health workers working with hep positive clients, level of staffing is determined on "how at risk" staff are exposed to violence, the other side of the coin is how to protect clients from themselves or others. Traditional methods of risk assessment are full of charts and scoring systems, but the person, their objectives, dreams and life seem to get lost somewhere in the pages of tick boxes and statistics. A person centred approach seeks to focus on people's rights to have the lifestyle that they chose, including the right to make 'bad'decisions. The approach described here uses person centred thinking tools, to help people and those who care about them most think in a positive and productive way about how to ensure that
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