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Legal Aspects of Consent 2nd Edition

This revised and updated edition explores the law relating to both general principles and specialist areas in a jargon-free, easy to understand way. It uses examples and scenarios to illustrate key points and covers:

  • Different forms of consent

  • The duty of care to inform

  • Determining mental capacity

  • Disputes with parents

  • Determining 'best interests'

  • Research using children

  • Consent and the scope of professional practice.

The text is intended for all health professionals, health service managers and patient groups and their representatives.

About the author

Bridgit Dimond MA, LLB, DSA, AHSM, Barrister-at-law is Emeritus Professor of the University of Glamorgan

Table of Content

Chapter 4: The different forms of consent

Chapter 5: The duty of care; to inform

Chapter 6: Duty to inform patients of risks

Chapter 7: The determination of mental capacity

Chapter 8: The Mental Capacity Act 2005

Chapter 9: Young persons of 16 and 17 years

Chapter 10: Children under the age of 16 years

Chapter 11: Disputes with parents

Chapter 12: Lasting powers of attorney, the Court of Protection and the Office of the Public Guardian

Chapter 13: Compulsory Caesarean sections

Chapter 14: Organ donation after death

Chapter 15: Organ donation from live donors

Chapter 16: Organ removal, retention and storage

Chapter 17: Living wills

Chapter 18: Advocacy for adults lacking mental capacity or who are mentally disordered

Chapter 19: Not for resuscitation instructions

Chapter 20: Issues relating to euthanasia

Chapter 21: Research and the mentally competent adult

Chapter 22: Research using children or mentally incapable adults;

Chapter 23: Amputation of healthy limbs

Chapter 24: Consent and the scope of professional practice

Chapter 25: Consent and fertility treatment

Chapter 26: Consent and the mentally disordered


Further reading




Appendix I

Schedule 1 to the Human Rights Act 1998 281

Appendix II

Schedule 3 of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act

1990 as amended by 2008 Act 289

Appendix III

Schedule 3ZA of the Human Fertilisation and

Embryology Act 1990 as amended by 2008 Act 307

Index of cases 309

Index of statutes 313

Index 315

ISBN: 9781856423847