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explain different ways of gaining consent to activities or actions in adult social care settings?
As a broad principle consent should be gained for all activity, even if you wanted to plump someones pillows, you should gain consennt. [ It is essential that people not only give their consent but also fully understand what they are consenting to and the implications of this. Consent can be implied, verbal, informed or written. Gaining consent protects both the carer and the person against
legal challenge. Today it is common to challenge the opinions of doctors, nurses and other health workers. {People have become more comfortable with the idea of beibg asked for their views and consent. If no consent is given you cannot proceed with the care. It is illegal to put pressure on the person and go against their wished. ]
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