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dc.contributor.authorGilbert, J
dc.contributor.authorGillespie, BM
dc.date.accessioned2017-06-19T02:05:37Z
dc.date.available2017-06-19T02:05:37Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.issn1448-7535
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/340263
dc.description.abstractAt law, all individuals are presumed to have the legal capacity to provide consent or refusal of treatment unless there are clinical indications of cognitive impairment. Once concerns are raised regarding the ability of an individual to provide valid consent for a surgical procedure, the use of a substitute decision-maker may be necessary. In this paper, we present an analysis of a clinical case study to illustrate the principles of valid consent. As part of the analysis, we discuss the issues relating to obtaining valid consent for an operative surgical procedure from an elderly client with obvious cognitive impairment. We also explore the role of a substitute decision-maker to obtain the requisite valid consent.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherCambridge Publishing
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.acorn.org.au/journal
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom15
dc.relation.ispartofpageto19
dc.relation.ispartofissue1
dc.relation.ispartofjournalACORN: The Journal of Perioperative Nursing in Australia
dc.relation.ispartofvolume30
dc.subject.fieldofresearchNursing
dc.subject.fieldofresearchNursing not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode4205
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode420599
dc.titleSurgical consent and the importance of a substitute decision-maker: A case study
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
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gro.facultyGriffith Health, School of Nursing and Midwifery
gro.rights.copyright© 2017 ACORN. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.
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gro.griffith.authorGilbert, Julia
gro.griffith.authorGillespie, Brigid M.


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