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Laws around incapacity vary across the UK – but ultimately, you must consider the best interests of a patient who lacks capacity to make their own decisions.
In the right circumstances, a DNACPR order helps ensure that a patient's death is dignified and peaceful.
Patients have a right to refuse a chaperone. If you are unwilling to conduct an intimate examination without one, explain why...
Sexual assault allegations can be distressing for everyone, so it's useful to know how to protect yourself from a misunderstanding.
GPs need to be aware of local child protection procedures when identifying and safeguarding children at risk.
Patients have a statutory right of access to medical reports for insurance purposes...
If a patient has fluctuating capacity, or assessment of their capacity is complex, it may be helpful to seek medico-legal advice.
The who, when and what of having a chaperone present during intimate examinations.
A quick guide to performing cosmetic procedures.