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Patient Consent

Cost: £5.00+VAT

Welcome to our Patient Consent online Training. Upon completion, you will receive a certificate of completion. The course duration is approximately 1 hour and will earn you 1 CPD point. You have 6 months from the date of purchase to finish this training.

This module covers various topics related to Patient Consent online training module:


1. Introduction to patient consent:
• Definition and importance of patient consent in healthcare practice.
• Legal and ethical considerations related to patient consent in the UK.

2. Types of consent:
• Implied consent: When consent is assumed based on the patient's actions or behavior.
• Expressed consent: When the patient explicitly gives consent, either verbally or in writing.
• Informed consent: When the patient is provided with all necessary information to make an informed decision about their care.

3. Consent process:
• The importance of effective communication in obtaining consent.
• Steps involved in obtaining valid consent, including discussing risks, benefits, alternatives, and answering patient questions.
• The role of capacity assessment in determining a patient's ability to provide consent.

4. Exceptions to consent:
• Situations where consent may not be required, such as emergencies or when a patient lacks capacity.
• The concept of "best interests" when providing care without consent.

5. Mental capacity and consent:
• Understanding the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and its relevance to consent.
• Assessing mental capacity and determining when a patient is unable to provide consent.

6. Consent documentation:
• The importance of documenting consent in patient records.
• Understanding the requirements for consent forms and their proper completion.

7. Consent and confidentiality:
• The relationship between consent and maintaining patient confidentiality.
• The importance of obtaining separate consent for sharing patient information with other healthcare professionals.

8. Consent in specific healthcare settings:
• Addressing specific considerations for consent in different healthcare settings, such as primary care, hospitals, mental health, and research.

9. Consent and vulnerable populations:
• Considerations for obtaining consent from vulnerable populations, including children, elderly patients, and those with learning disabilities.

10. Case studies and scenarios:
• Presenting real-life scenarios to illustrate the application of consent principles and challenging situations.

11. Resources and further support:
• Providing additional resources, guidelines, and policies related to patient consent in the UK.
• Highlighting professional organizations and support networks that can offer guidance on consent-related issues.


The learning outcomes are:

1. Understand the legal and ethical considerations related to patient consent in healthcare practice.
2. Differentiate between implied, expressed, and informed consent, and recognize when each type of consent is appropriate.
3. Demonstrate knowledge of the steps involved in obtaining valid consent, including effective communication, discussing risks and benefits, and answering patient questions.
4. Understand the concept of mental capacity and its relevance to consent, including the assessment of capacity and determining when a patient lacks capacity.
5. Recognize exceptions to the requirement for consent in emergency situations or when a patient lacks capacity, and understand the concept of acting in the patient's best interests.
6. Understand the importance of documenting consent in patient records and the requirements for consent forms.
7. Recognize the relationship between consent and maintaining patient confidentiality, and understand the need for separate consent for sharing patient information.
8. Identify specific considerations for obtaining consent in different healthcare settings, such as primary care, hospitals, mental health, and research.
9. Demonstrate an understanding of the challenges and considerations for obtaining consent from vulnerable populations, including children, elderly patients, and those with learning disabilities.

We hope you find this module informative and beneficial for your professional development in Patient Consent online training module.

If you need more information about this course, please contact Train Healthcare directly at 0208 3266 704 or email contact@trainhealthcare.com.
Please note that refunds are not available for online training purchases.

Nursing and Midwife Council's (CPD Points).

Requirements:
It is necessary to complete 35 hours (35 Nursing CPD Points) of relevant CPD within the three-year period since your last registration renewal or since joining the register.
Of these 35 hours (35 Nursing CPD Points), a minimum of 20 hours (20 Nursing CPD Points), should be dedicated to participatory learning, which involves engaging in activities that facilitate interaction with other professionals.