Such a misconception offers great potential for depriving the patient of their right to independent decision making even if that means continued discomfort and the patient's choice seems inconsistent with their well being. If no proxy consent is available then treatment of an incompetent patient may not proceed. In the above mentioned survey 13 out of 50 dentists said they would not provide treatment without a signed consent form. 4 In addition, 9 dentists said that they would only provide treatment in the absence of consent after obtaining professional agreement about the proposed intervention. Unfortunately, there may be no relatives Puma Creepers Camel
Clearly then a patient may be denied the necessary care, at least until a consent form can be signed or a second opinion arranged. Neither proxy consent or the opinion of a colleague will make the intervention lawful and such delay Puma Fenty may expose the dentist to liability in negligence for a failing in their duty of care. Last, there is the concern that the relative or carer may not necessarily be an appropriate person to decide on the patient's behalf. They may make choices that will allow treatments to proceed on the basis of convenience to themselves or, worse, on the basis of other ulterior motives such as cost. Top of p.
person. Faced with a patient who is resisting treatment the dentist who believes this may simply turn to a relative or carer for permission to carry on. The desire to relieve or prevent suffering is very powerful and can be difficult to resist.
raises some major concerns. First, there is the concern that the dentist who operates with the consent of another believes that s/he is operating lawfully. The treatment that s/he provides may well be provided lawfully but it is not by virtue of that consent. Second, there is the danger that the patient's mental capacity will not be fully tested if the dentist believes a lawful consent can be given by another Puma Creepers Sneakers