Australia 's Aging Population That The Fact That Protective Legislation For The Elderly Must Be Introduced
Refer to both the Consent to Medical Treatment and Palliative Care Act 1995 (SA) and the AHPRA Code of Conduct to explain why medical practitioners and others are obliged to explain to patients/clients the consequences of proposed treatments. Medical practitioners and other health care professionals are obligated to explain to patients/clients the consequences of proposed treatments in order to enable them to make an informed decision and made aware of any material risks that are associated with any part of the proposed management plan (Code, section 3.3(d)(e)(g), page 10) (CMT&PCA (s15)).
‘There is no provision in the Consent to Medical Treatment and Palliative Care Act 1995 (SA) to safeguard doctors and others who provide high levels of pain relief to patients in the terminal phase of a terminal illness, where death may occur as an incidental consequence.’
(i) Is this statement true or false, and in either case why?
This statement is false, with reference to section 17(1) of the CMT&PCA, it states that medical practitioners responsible for the treatment or care of a patient in the terminal phase of terminal illness, incurs no civil or criminal liability by administering treatment with the intention of relieving pain or distress with the criteria filled (CMT&PCA, (s17(1)).
(ii) Are the sub-sections in section 17(1) of the Consent…