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Alison Large looks at some of the dento-legal considerations associated with working remotely.
Dental professionals need to be aware of a number of factors before making decisions on behalf of adults lacking capacity.
Watch a recording of FMC's on-demand webinar, including topics such as legal and ethical issues and complaint handling.
You must seek consent before any investigation or treatment, and certain criteria must be fulfilled for consent from a patient to be valid.
Patients may give consent, but they may also refuse or restrict it.
We get lots of enquiries from members around the issue of consent, and it's a factor in almost every aspect of patient interaction. Here we review the main principles.
How do I assess a patient's capacity?
Is your complaints procedure up to task? We examine why they are so important and explain what needs to be included for them to be effective.
There are specific principles and procedures surrounding young patients' consent to treatment.