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Consent

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.

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FAQ

How do I assess a patient's capacity?

How do I assess a patient's capacity?

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Journal

DDU journal winter 2018

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.

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Guide

When consent is withheld

Patients may give consent, but they may also refuse or restrict it.

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Guide

Making decisions on behalf of adults lacking capacity

Dental professionals need to be aware of a number of factors before making decisions on behalf of adults lacking capacity.

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Guide

Guide to consent to dental treatment

You must seek consent before any investigation or treatment, and certain criteria must be fulfilled for consent from a patient to be valid. Here we cover the main principles.

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Guide

Consent and young patients

There are specific principles and procedures surrounding young patients' consent to treatment.

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Guide

Assessing mental capacity

Assessing patients' capacity to consent is a vital part of the treatment process. Here's what you need to know.

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Journal

Assessing capacity to consent in older patients

Consent is a vital part of the treatment process, especially for older patients.

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