Consent and Ethics: Adults
Key references and links
Compassion in Dying - A UK charity that helps patients and their doctors draw up Advance Care Plans and other matters.
MyDecisions - An online tool for developing an advance decision and advance statement.
ReSPECT - Recommended Summary Plan for Emergency Care and Treatment - ReSPECT is a process that creates personalised recommendations for a person’s clinical care in a future emergency in which they are unable to make or express choices. It provides health and care professionals responding to that emergency with a summary of recommendations to help them to make immediate decisions about that person’s care and treatment. ReSPECT can be complementary to a wider process of advance/anticipatory care planning.
- Fritz Zoë, Slowther Anne-Marie, Perkins Gavin D. Resuscitation policy should focus on the patient, not the decision. BMJ2017;356:j813
- McCombe K, Bogod D. Paternalism and Consent: Has the law finally caught up with the profession? Anaesth 2015;70:1016–1019
- Mental Capacity Law and Policy – Deprivation of liberty in Intensive Care
- British Medical Association (BMA) advice and resources covering Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS)
- Social Care Institute for Excellence – an article summarising the recent developments in DoLS – R (Ferreira) v HM Senior Coroner
- RCoA statement on the use of restraint
- Restraining adult patients in hospital – University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
- Mental incapacity and restraint for treatment: present law and proposals for reform. Bridgman AM. Journal of Medical Ethics 2000;26:387-392.
- The anaesthetist, restrictive interventions and restraint teams by Dr L Brennan
- The Law Society – Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards
Below are some links which focus on the Mental Capacity Act and its role in clinical practice:
- Health Research Authority – Adults unable to consent for themselves
- Social Care Institute for Excellence – The Mental Capacity Act Guide