Updated: 'Can your adult patient consent?' flowchart and app
The Office of the Public Advocate has updated the 'Can your adult patient consent?'app and flowchart, to highlight the importance of health practitioners considering whether a patient is likely to recover decision-making capacity within a reasonable time before seeking a decision from a substitute decision maker.
The 'Can your adult patient consent? app and flowchart takes health practitioners through the steps they need to take if a patient is unable to consent to medical treatment. It is aimed at helping health practitioners to quickly identify how to proceed in a range of typical scenarios.
If you have already installed the app on your phone, it should automatically update.
If it has not, uninstall and then reinstall the app.
The app, which is available for both Android and Apple mobile devices, can be downloaded for free from either the Google Play or iTunes stores and accessed anytime, anywhere on a mobile phone. Search for 'patient consent' or click on the links below.
The 'Can your adult patient consent?' flowchart is available as a two-sided colour poster, designed to be printed on A3 paper.