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Capacity and Consent for MRCPsych Exams

Capacity and Consent What is the definition of consent? Consent is permission for something to happen or agreement to do something consent is to give permission for something to happen What do you need for valid consent? Given freely without duress or coercion legally capable of consenting cover the intervention/procedure it must be informed it has to endure the time needed for treatment.  If a patient consents to treatment can they then change their mind? Yes, either before treatment or at any point during treatment.  What information do you have to portray to the patient when trying to get consent? What the treatment consists of the main beneficial effects, risks, and unwanted side effects of treatment. What sort of additional aids could you use in trying to obtain consent? Written/ visual aids translators’ friends/relatives time to reflect- especially if a large treatment What is capacity? Capacity is the ability to make a decision What is the capacity to consent like in delirium? A

Open Ended Questions

An open-ended question is one that puts the least restrictions over the answer to a select option-list. For example, an open-ended question to assess the thoughts would be: What do you think about most often? You can already notice, it is impossible to ask an absolute-open ended question.  For the purpose of the Research Workshop, the College of Physicians and Surgeons states:  Open-ended questions elicit detailed responses and provide no preselected options. These types of questions are the hallmark of qualitative research.   Also, learn the advantages of open-ended questions. 

Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder

Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder In hypoactive sexual desire disorder, there are low or absent sexual fantasies and desire for sexual activity that causes marked distress or interpersonal difficulty . It is not secondary to other sexual difficulties. It does not prevent sexual gratification or arousal but makes the initiation of sexual activity less likely. Sexual aversion. Sexual interaction causes strong negative feelings of sufficient intensity that the subject avoids all sexual activity. Causes The causes of hyperactive sexual desire disorder are like those of hypoactive sexual desire disorder. Several female reproductive life experiences may uniquely affect sexual desire. Sexual dysfunctions in women have strong positive associations with diminished feelings of physical and emotional satisfaction and depressed mood. Factors that Affect Sexual Desire Menstrual cycles  Hormonal contraceptives Postpartum states and lactation Oophorectomy and hysterectomy perimenopausal and postmenop