Factors Influence Consent

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Factors that could influence people to express consent could be any number of things such as diseases, disorders and injuries. In order to express consent a person needs all relevant information and be able to understand that information. For example if a person has a hearing impairment, visual impairment, disability or communication problems then their capacity to give consent might be difficult but with the right help then the person can make that decision. The Mental Capacity Act 2005 sets out to supports people to make decisions and has 5 key points. 1. A presumption of capacity - this means that every person is assumed to be capable of making their own decisions unless proved otherwise. 2. The right for people to have support
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