Consent – What Does This Mean?

Before any doctor, nurse or therapist examines or treats you they must have your consent or permission.

Consent ranges from allowing a doctor to take your blood pressure (rolling up your sleeve and presenting your arm is implied consent) to signing a form saying you agree to the treatment or operation.

It is important before giving permission that you understand what you are agreeing to. If you do not understand – ask. More detailed information is available on request.

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Last updated - 22 May 2014

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