Informed Consent Form Ppt

Informed Consent Form PptEverybody should be able to make educated decisions about their medical care. Medical procedures can be demanding, and therefore patients should be able, in the end, to decide, based on known risks as well as their own personal preferences, how they will be treated. Thus, before medical personnel can treat patients, they have to obtain what is known as informed consent.

Informed consent constitutes a lawful condition under which a patient has been provided with a full and complete description of his or her physical condition and the treatment suggested by the physician who is acting as the patient’s physician. Once this information is received the patient is required to be able to give the physician their consent to treat prior to any form of treatment can be offered. Without the patient’s informed consent the health professional is not permitted to offer treatment.

Decision Making Capacity

In certain instances patients may not have the ability to comprehend their treatment options and the benefits and risks associated with each one. In some instances patients may not be able to effectively explain their decisions to health care professionals. Under these circumstances patients are said to not possess adequate capacity for decision-making. An individual from the family or court appointed representative will then be permitted to make informed consent on behalf of the patient.

Patients that are strongly influenced by their emotions such as anxiety or fear, as an example are deemed not having the capacity to make decisions. Those who are unconscious clearly cannot make decisions on their independent of themselves, so outsiders must provide consent for treatment instead.

Items in an Informed Consent Form Ppt

Certain elements are universally included in informed consent forms:

The patient’s medical diagnosis/condition

The procedure recommended by the physician in charge

The risks and benefits that come with this procedure

There are alternative treatments available, as well as their benefits and risks

The risks and benefits that come of refusing treatment at all

The items should not only be detailed in documentation They must also be discussed with the patient. In this way, he or she will fully understand the particulars of the case and get straight answers to any questions that may be arising.

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