COMMUNICATION (COM)

Learning Outcome

Obtaining consent

Code

COM5

Description

Trainees must be able to obtain valid consent from the patient according to national guidelines. They must recognise that consent is a process that may culminate in, but is not limited to, the completion of a consent form. They must be aware of, and be able to respond to, the patient's level of understanding and mental state and how this may impair their capacity for informed consent.  They must be able to communicate with the help of an interpreter where necessary.

Assessment

MSF and  end of year 2-3/4  reviews/COECSA exams

Target Year of Achievement

Year 1 with annual reviews

Related Learning Outcomes

COM1-COM14

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