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Consent to treatment in bowel interventions: some legal issues.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15631400     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Bowel interventions are invasive and can be distressing for patients. In recent years there has been growing concern about how consent should be obtained for these interventions. Practitioners are becoming increasingly concerned about risk of litigation and accusations of abuse. The legal issues of consent for bowel interventions are illustrated below by means of different patient scenarios. In addition, the law relating to trespass to the person and the law relating to the duty of care to inform will be discussed in relation to mentally competent adults, mentally incapable adults, young people and children.
Bridgit Dimond
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Nursing times     Volume:  100     ISSN:  0954-7762     ISO Abbreviation:  Nurs Times     Publication Date:    2004 Nov 30-Dec 6
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-01-05     Completed Date:  2005-02-11     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0423236     Medline TA:  Nurs Times     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  66-9     Citation Subset:  N    
University of Glamorgan.
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MeSH Terms
Administration, Rectal
Colostomy / legislation & jurisprudence
Informed Consent / legislation & jurisprudence*
Intestinal Diseases / diagnosis*,  therapy*
Intestinal Neoplasms / therapy
Mental Competency / legislation & jurisprudence
Physical Examination / nursing
Treatment Refusal / legislation & jurisprudence

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