Think Consent Case Study

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Think Capacity Think Consent Supporting application of the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act (2000) in Acute General Hospitals Learning Resource BACK NEXT Think Capacity Think Consent Supporting application of the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act (2000) in Acute General Hospitals Learning Resource © NHS Education for Scotland 2012. You can copy or reproduce the information in this document for use within NHSScotland and for non-commercial educational purposes. Use of this document for commercial purposes is permitted only with the written permission of NES. 2 Think Capacity Think Consent Contents Contents BACK NEXT Introduction .................................................................................................................. 4 Learning Outcomes ...................................................................................................... 4 Consent to medical treatment while in hospital ............................................................. 5 How the law in Scotland helps to safeguard people’s rights and choices ...................... 6 What is Capacity and Incapacity? ................................................................................. 7 Factors that may influence capacity…show more content…
She has a diagnosis of dementia but remains positive and feels she has a good quality of life because of her community and family support. Her GP has referred her for assessment and the outcome is that a hip replacement is indicated. However, the orthopaedic consultant is reluctant to perform the surgery. He is concerned that Edith may not retain the information relating to the post operative regime because of her dementia. This could hinder her recovery and risk further complications such as deep vein thrombosis

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