Police and RTA

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Learning Objectives:-
  • Best interest and autonomy in incompetent patients
  • Informed consent, voluntariness and disclosure of diagnosis
  • Legal aspects of capacity
  • Recognition of the legal and ethical boundaries of the clinical discretion to withhold information

  Legal Aspects of the case

  Ethical Issues Raised

  In Clinical Practice

    • Taking blood specimens from incapacitated drivers. Guidance for doctors from the British Medical Association and the Faculty of Forensic and Legal Medicine. BMA Ethics.

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Inaminate says...
Who would take the blood then? The consultant in charge of the patient?
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Les Ann replied...
I think in the video it says that it should be a forsensic doctor, like those police doctors you see on TV
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Tonythetiger replied...
I was attached to the Police Doctor (he was a GP) for a week during my elective, and he took all the bloods for the police
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Chrissy says...
What happens if you refuse consent when you wake up for hte bloods to be tested?
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Whistler replied...
I think it counts against you as obstruction of justice (its like refusing a breathlyser at the side of the road)
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Author: David Ledingham

Editors: Philip Xiu

Voice Actors: Tom Jones, Zoe-Monnier-Hovell