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Legal issues surrounding consent and capacity: the key to autonomy

Richard Griffith, Cassam Tengnah

British Journal of Community Nursing, Volume: 16, Issue: 12, Pages: 558 - 561

Swansea University Author: Richard Griffith

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<p>Community nursing is very much a hands-on profession where practitioners are called upon to provide care and treatment in a patient's own home. However, the right to dignity and choice means that touching an individual is limited in law with an initial presumption that it must not occu...

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Published in: British Journal of Community Nursing
ISSN: 1462-4753
Published: MA Healthcare 2011
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URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa6822
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Abstract: <p>Community nursing is very much a hands-on profession where practitioners are called upon to provide care and treatment in a patient's own home. However, the right to dignity and choice means that touching an individual is limited in law with an initial presumption that it must not occur without consent.</p>
Keywords: Consent; Trespass; Propriety; Regulated Activity
College: Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences
Issue: 12
Start Page: 558
End Page: 561