How to get informed consent right
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How to get informed consent right

Cresswell Amanda Research assistant, Kingston University, London
Keagan-Bull Richard Research assistant, Kingston University, London
Ding Jonathon Research assistant, Kingston University, London, King’s College London

People need clear descriptions of the risks, benefits and alternatives to medical interventions so that they can truly give informed consent. Practitioners should assume capacity and make reasonable adjustments when asking for consent unless they have conducted a mental capacity assessment (MCA), which has confirmed that the person having the operation or procedure does not have capacity to make the decision.

Learning Disability Practice. 27, 2, 5-5. doi: 10.7748/ldp.27.2.5.s1

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