Admission into the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) can be a stressful and distressing experience. We aim to make this experience less upsetting for you, whether you are the patient or a family member, by informing you about what to expect.
Informed patient consent is a process by which a patient learns about and understands the purpose, benefits, and potential risks of a medical or surgical intervention. Consent to treatment means a person must give permission before they receive any type of medical treatment, test or examination. Consent from a patient is needed regardless of the procedure, whether it's a physical examination, surgical procedure or other intervention. The form is aimed at assisting with the healthcare practitioner and patient alike.