3.2 Establish consent for an activity or action

Qualification: Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care
Unit: Promote Person-Centred Approaches in Care Settings
Learning outcome: 3. Be able to establish consent when providing care or support
Assessment criteria: 3.2 Establish consent for an activity or action

  • Before providing treatment or care, a health and care professional must obtain consent from the individual
  • This will often mean explaining what you are going to do and asking if it is okay for you to go ahead. This is verbal consent.
  • Implied consent is when an individual’s actions indicate agreement, such as open their mouth as you move a spoon of food towards it
  • Written consent may be required for more complex or serious actions or activities (e.g. surgical procedures etc.)

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