Hcr 230 Week 8 DQ 1 - With limited exceptions, every person...

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In medical practices, the admission staff in hospitals must be sure patients give written consent for the medical treatments and procedures they will receive because covers the conditions under which the facility is responsible for the patient’s personal possessions. Informed consent is more than simply getting a patient to sign a written consent form. It is a process of communication between a patient and physician that results in the patient's authorization or agreement to undergo a specific medical intervention. In the communications process, you, as the physician providing or performing the treatment and/or procedure, should disclose and discuss with your patient which include the patient's diagnosis, if known, the nature and purpose of a proposed treatment or procedure, and the risks and benefits of a proposed treatment or procedure.
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Unformatted text preview: With limited exceptions, every person has the right not to be touched without his having first given permission. This right to be touched only when and in the manner authorized is the foundation of the requirement that consent must be obtained before medical treatment is initiated. Failure to obtain consent may result in the healthcare provider being responsible for an assault and battery upon the patient. In emergencies, consent before treatment is not necessary when treatment appears to be immediately required to prevent deterioration or aggravation of a patients condition, especially in life-threatening situations, and it is not possible to obtain a valid consent from the patient or a person authorized to consent for the patient. The existence and scope of the emergency should be adequately documented....
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