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(p. 64) 4. Consent to Treatment 

(p. 64) 4. Consent to Treatment
(p. 64) 4. Consent to Treatment

G. T. Laurie

, S. H. E. Harmon

, and E. S. Dove

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date: 01 March 2021

This chapter discusses ethical and legal aspects of patient consent. It covers the limits to consent (including the context of the unconscious patient and adults lacking capacity); the refusal of treatment by capacitous adults and others; the consequences of proceeding without consent; and the negligence action and the vagaries of information disclosure.

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