Healthcare Rights and Informed Consent

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All clients have the right to receive safe, appropriate care that respects their privacy and autonomy. An essential component of this is adequately informing clients about the care they are receiving and ensuring they provide informed consent for any treatments or procedures.

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Informed consent is the ability for a client to voluntarily agree or disagree to different aspects of their care based on information about the potential benefits, risks and alternative options. It’s a key component of consumer-directed care based on the client’s right to autonomy.


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Nicole DIXON
08 Apr 2021
Good resource and is a good mandatory learning as we all can benefit from over viewing our training.
Kristine Smith
12 May 2022
Registered Nurse
Great reflection and review
Robyn Hull
16 Aug 2020
Well set out and easy to understand.
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Alyce Hanna
24 May 2021
Very informative
Rosemary Fraser
14 Jan 2022
Louise Burnett
23 Apr 2021
This resourse was a good reminder of the importance of assessing capacity when it comes to appropriate decision making.
Heather Michie
12 Sep 2020
Very informed. Easy to read and understand.
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Victoria Akgun
11 Apr 2021
Caroline Jenkins
21 Jun 2021
An excellent comprehsive lecture on patients rights and informal consent.
Perrina Bozanich
16 Aug 2020
good content
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