Patient autonomy and balancing the rights of patient, community and healthcare workers

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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.


ATTENTIONKindly note that if you attended the live webinar, you have already received 1 CPD point and will not be permitted to receive additional points for the report. Should this occur, the HPCSA will only record the 1 CPD point from the live webinar, invalidating any additional CPD points from the report. Please note deNovo Medica ensures uploading of your CPD points to the HPCSA: please don’t upload these yourself.

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