Consent: Practical Principles For Clinicians

Miscellaneous Issues Concerning Communication

Author(s): Jeffrey C. McILwain

Pp: 41-47 (7)

DOI: 10.2174/978160805093211101010041

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Not every patient has the same primary language as that of the consent taker and allowances must be built in to any system to allow for this. Equally there has to be an understanding and process that deals with patients who refuse to give consent even if that procedure is in that patient's best interests. The more common usage of “Living Wills” requires some knowledge of their validity and limitations.

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