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Informed consent for exchange blood transfusions in sickle cell disease

02 October 2008

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article examines the importance of information giving and its role in gaining informed consent from patients with sickle cell disease requiring exchange blood...

Informed consent in clinical research

07 August 2013

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Since increasing numbers of patients are asked to take part in clinical trials, nurses need to be aware of the principles of valid, informed consent. This article...

Using negotiated consent in research and practice

01 June 2004

Nursing Older People


There is currently much rhetoric, both political and clinical, advocating that effective practice and service development can only occur in the presence of service...

Promoting good sexual health and relationships

01 February 2012

Learning Disability Practice


The Family Planning Association (FPA) is a national charity that promotes good sexual health. This article describes a programme the FPA has devised to help people...

Principles of consent: issues for the radiology nurse

25 June 1997

Nursing Standard

Legal issues

Nurses working in radiology departments face increasing challenges - outside mainstream nursing, they often lack a nursing hierarchy to seek guidance from, reporting...

Intravenous therapy:the legal and professional aspects of practice

28 April 2009

Nursing Standard

Learning zone

This article provides an overview of the legal and professional aspects of intravenous (IV) therapy practice in the UK. Key principles of practice will be reviewed...

Peripheral intravenous cannulation and patient consent

26 March 2003

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

As nurses enhance their skills by taking on more tasks previously carried out by doctors, the need arises to be aware of consent. All nurses must have the capacity...

Intravenous therapy: the legal and professional aspects of practice

22 April 2009

Nursing Standard


This article provides an overview of the legal and professional aspects of intravenous (IV) therapy practice in the UK. Key principles of practice will be reviewed...

Children’s participation in research

01 May 2007

Paediatric Nursing

Rights and ethics

Consent is the invisible act of evaluating information and making a decision, and the visible act of signifying the decision (Alderson and Morrow 2004). It is...

The human tissue act 2004 and the child donor

01 May 2009

Paediatric Nursing

Ethics and law

In 2001, the inquiry panel appointed to investigate the removal, retention and disposal of human organs and tissues at the Royal Liverpool Children’s Hospital...
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