This text looks at the requirement for consent prior to undertaking medical procedures. It considers how this requirement has assumed the important position it now holds and examines the way in which the requirement is given legal force.
Shows the changes in legislation on consent in the medical and healthcare setting. This book explores the law relating to consent, covering both the general principles where the patient is a mentally competent adult, and also the specialist areas of mental incapacity, children and parents. It is suitable for various health professionals.