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|Title:||Implied consent and nursing practice: ethical or convenient?|
|Other Authors:||Cole, C.|
|Keywords:||Attitude of Health Personnel|
Day of Surgery Admission
|Citation:||Nurs Ethics. 2012 Jul;19(4):550-7.|
|Abstract:||Nursing professionals in a variety of practice settings routinely use implied consent. This form of consent is used in place of or in conjunction with informed or explicit consent. This article looks at one aspect of a qualitative exploratory study conducted in a Day of Surgery Admission unit. This article focuses on the examination of nurses' understandings of implied consent and its use in patient care in nursing practice. Data were collected through one-on-one interviews and analysed using a thematic analysis. Nurses participating in this study revealed that they routinely used implied consent in their nursing practice. This article will look at whether implied consent supports or impedes a patient's autonomy.|
|Description:||This article forms part of a larger study that was supported by Epworth HealthCare through the award of a scholarship (2008).|
|Journal Title:||Nursing Ethics|
|Affiliated Organisations:||School of Nursing, University of Ballarat, Australia|
|Type of Clinical Study or Trial:||Prospective Cohort Study|
|Appears in Collections:||Health Administration|
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