Importance Of Consent In Health And Social Care

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An adult must be assumed to have capacity unless there is proof that they lack it. An adult must not be treated as if they are unable to make own decisions unless steps/tests have been taken to help them without success. If adult makes unwise decision we can’t assume they lack the mental capacity to make own decisions. If I am to make decision for person who lacks capacity this must be at this be in their interest and not to mine. The factors are- Mental conditions- mental capacity Physical conditions – communication abilities Availability, or lack of options Awareness of choices Age Participation Engagement 3.2 It’s a legal requirement that consent is established before any intervention or care giving activity begins. Establishing consent is a one way care workers can show respect to the person and their personal dignity and protect themselves. The process of getting consent is to develop trust between carer and person being supported. The person is more likely to want to do activities they have given permission for consent can be given in many ways. Consent is giving permission to do something. In health and social care settings it usually means that the person gives consent to take part or to accept some kind of care or treatment it is important to always remember this. Consent can be verbally or written or hand language showing understanding and the meaning of the request and any problems that could happen relating to this. The person might let another person do something with them perhaps by raising a limb to be supported to be dressed then showing consent. 3.3…show more content…
I would tell my manager and write report or menac if nessesary. This is to protect myself
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