Patient autonomy and balancing the rights of patient, community and healthcare workers
Patient autonomy is to seek the consent or informed agreement of the patient before any investigation or treatment takes place
You will learn:
• To understand the principles of respect for autonomy and its obligations for the clinician – informed consent, truth telling, confidentiality and effective communication
• To explore how a patient having control over his/her life in the context of responsible community and healthcare rights can improve patient outcomes
• To recognise that severity of disease shifts the patients desire for self-autonomy to a reliance on truthful, ethical and expert intervention by the healthcare professional
• To understand the legal framework within which individual, community and healthcare professionals’ rights are judged.
WEBINAR HELD ON 11 MAY 2022.