RCVS Publishes Informed Consent Case Studies Series
The series of case studies have been developed by the Standards Committee to aid veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses regarding the important issue of gaining informed consent from clients for procedures and treatments, as well as advice on communication.
They use a variety of examples of where miscommunication between a client and the veterinary practice can lead to an inadequate level of consent being gained for procedures and treatment, including euthanasia. Examples include damaged teeth being removed during a clean and polish dental procedure without the owner’s express permission and not giving the full range of options available in the case of a dog with an osteosarcoma.
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