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22nd Joint Meeting of the British Endocrine Societies

Nurses Session

Ethical Dilemmas

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Understanding the matter of consent

Lilleyman J

Patients are increasingly anxious to know what is being done to them, and the matter of properly informed consent has become a politically sensitive topic. From a clinician's point of view there are four aspects to consider; first, consent to examination and treatment; secondly consent to the use of biological samples for research or other purposes; thirdly consent to necropsy and the retention of post-mortem material; and fourthly consent to the use of personal clinical infor...