The healthcare provider
Healthcare providers will clearly explain to the patient his or her condition, the proposed treatment, the material risks and the alternatives. Patients and/or their carers will be given ample time to ask questions about the suggested treatment, the risks involved and alternative choices.
Patients should ensure that all questions have been asked, particularly those of greatest importance to them. Before giving consent for treatment, they should fully understand the processes involved in their treatment. If necessary, a healthcare interpreter, family member or authorised person should be present to clarify information.
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