Informed consent in healthcare means you will be given understandable and clear information about your choices so you can make the right decisions about your health and healthcare.
Physical examination by a doctor
A doctor may need to examine your body to help them diagnose an injury, illness or condition. Before the examination, the doctor must obtain your consent and explain what they are doing.
CT scans - information for radiographers and medical imaging providers
Resources, protocols and other information to support medical imaging services, including radiographers and medical physicists, when they are undertaking this specialised form of scanning on children and young people.
Trusted information about sexual abuse and how the laws in each state protect you are can be found on this page.
Caring for someone with a mental health disorder
Trusted information on caring for someone with a mental health disorder, getting a diagnosis, getting support and resources, and looking after yourself.
The Healthdirect Australia's privacy statement refers to the privacy obligations concerning the collection, use, disclosure and storage of personal information.
End-of-life nursing, treatments and procedures
Trusted information for carers on end of life issues for the person they are caring for such as surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy.
Information on self-harm treatments, including counselling, talking to a psychologist or psychiatrist, plus links to trusted resources.
Organ and tissue donation
Trusted information on organ and tissue donation in Australia including who can become a donor and other FAQs, plus links to trusted resources.
Caring for someone with cancer
Trusted information on caring for someone with cancer, getting medical support and advice, money and benefits, dealing with your emotions, and end-of-life care.