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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.
Dental professionals need to be aware of a number of factors before making decisions on behalf of adults lacking capacity.
You must seek consent before any investigation or treatment, and certain criteria must be fulfilled for consent from a patient to be valid.
There are specific principles and procedures surrounding young patients' consent to treatment.
Assessing dental patients' capacity to consent is a vital part of the treatment process. Here's what you need to know.
Consent is a vital part of the treatment process, especially for older patients.