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Valid consent to medical treatment

Cave, Emma (2020) 'Valid consent to medical treatment.', Journal of Medical Ethics .

Abstract

When consent to medical treatment is described as ‘valid’, it might simply mean that it has a sound basis, or it could mean that it is legally valid. Where the two meanings are regularly interchanged, however, it can lead to aspects of the sound basis or the legal requirements being neglected. This article looks at how the term is used in a range of guidance on consent to treatment and argues for consistency.

Item Type:Article
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Status:Peer-reviewed
Publisher Web site:http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/medethics-2020-106287
Publisher statement:This article has been accepted for publication in Journal of Medical Ethics, 2020 following peer review, and the Version of Record can be accessed online at http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/medethics-2020-106287
Date accepted:15 May 2020
Date deposited:26 October 2021
Date of first online publication:23 June 2020
Date first made open access:26 October 2021

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