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Consent Form PicturesEverybody should be able to make educated decisions about their medical care. Medical procedures can be injurious, and patients must be able, in the end, to decide the risks that are known to be present of their body, how it will be treated. In order to ensure that medical professionals are allowed to be able to treat their patients, they must receive what is known as informed consent.

Informed consent , a requirement in law is the condition under which a patient has been provided with specific information regarding his or her physical state and the recommended treatment by the doctor in charge. After receiving this information patients must give the doctor their consent to treat before any form of care is given. Without the patient’s informed consent an health care professional cannot provide treatment.

Decision Making Capacity

In some instances the patients aren’t equipped with the knowledge to fully comprehend their treatment options , as well as the risks/benefits associated with each one. In other cases patients might not be able to explain their decisions to health professionals. When this occurs the patient is considered not to have adequate capacity for decision-making. Family members or a court-appointed representative can perform informed consent instead.

Patients that are strongly influenced by their emotions, such as anxiety or fear, as an example can be deemed to not having the capacity to make decisions. The patients who are unconscious are unable to make decisions on their independently, and other people require consent for treatment instead.

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Certain elements are universally included in informed consent forms:

The patient’s medical condition/diagnosis

The treatment that is recommended by the acting physician

The risks and the benefits associated with this method of treatment

Alternative treatments that are available, as well as their benefits and risks

The risks and benefits associated with refusing any treatment at all

These details must not only be recorded in the documentation But they also need to have a discussion with the patient. In this way, he or will be able to comprehend the details of the situation and get straight answers to any queries that might be arising.

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