Module 3: Informed consent


A person can only give voluntary consent for a healthcare treatment, procedure or other intervention after they have received accurate information. Essentially, this is informed consent. Ensuring informed consent is properly obtained is a legal, ethical and professional obligation on the part of all treating health professionals, and supports person-centred care.

By the end of this module, you should be able to:

  • Summarise the concepts of informed consent and implied consent
  • Demonstrate the language required to gain informed consent from patients/guardians
  • Apply ethical decision-making strategies where informed consent is not possible
  • Apply decision-making strategies to determine the capacity of a patient/guardian
  • Interpret law regarding the consent for treatment of a minor.


90 minutes
28th Mar 2023
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