Choose an Aspect of the Law and Discuss This in Relation to the Role of the Nurse.
In order for consent to be valid, it must be voluntary. The person must have come to the …show more content…
Another type of consent is implied. This is when a person’s action implies the nurse can carry out that treatment. For example, the nurse could ask to take the person blood pressure. However, the person does not answer but being to roll up their sleeve and give their arm to the nurse. The nurse can then carry out the treatment. Not matter what type of consent is given it should always be documented in the patients notes.
In emergency situation implied consent can be applied. If the patient is unconscious and admitted to an emergency department is would be assumed by an advanced practitioner that the patient would consent to the use of life saving measures (Dimond, 2008). If an unconscious person arrives at an emergency department needing surgery the advanced practitioner can give consent for the person to undergo the surgery if it will save that persons’ life. The actions of the practitioner have to necessary and follow the NMC code “Act in the best interests of people at all times” (NMC, 2015). Any measures taken without consent