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A junior doctor worries his insistence on having a chaperone present for an intimate examination may have been inappropriate.
What you need to know about assessing testamentary capacity - the ability or understanding needed to make a valid will.
What is Gillick competence? Here's what you need to know about capacity and consent in young people.
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Get to know the principles of parental responsibility with our quick guide.
GPs need to be aware of local child protection procedures when identifying and safeguarding children at risk.
You have a legal and ethical duty to raise concerns if you suspect a vulnerable adult patient is being abused or neglected.
The use of surveillance in healthcare settings can be problematic because of the need to protect patients' confidentiality.
A surgeon needed to check that a patient's consent was still valid before performing an operation, and called the MDU for advice.