Requisites for Consent

To intervene without consent may give rise to criminal proceedings (for alleged trespass to the person) and may also give rise to tortious liability (a civil claim for damages). To protect against such proceedings, the medical practitioner should ensure that the patient is capable of giving consent, has been sufficiently well informed to understand and therefore to give a true consent, and has then expressly and voluntarily consented to the proposed investigation, procedure, or treatment. In the United Kingdom, the GMC has produced a booklet (8) outlining guidance for doctors about seeking patients' consent with which any doctor who practices in the United Kingdom must comply.

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