Agreement to undergo medical treatment.
Rationale for consent
It provides a legal defense against a charge of battery.Where there is consent to touch, there is no battery
Conditions for consent to be valid.
The patient must be given sufficient information
howserious the treatment is
The patient must be competent i.e. have capacity to understandthe information.
The patient must be in a position to decide voluntarily i.e. noexternal pressure
The patient must communicate his decision.MENTAL SUFFERING:
It is a reaction to an immediate and horrifying impact resultingto some recognizable psychiatric illness
A person is presumed to intend the consequence