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.
Caring for someone with cancer
This article will provide you with some information and advice on caring for someone with cancer.
The Healthdirect Australia's privacy statement refers to the privacy obligations concerning the collection, use, disclosure and storage of personal information.
My Aged Care – the first step to accessing aged care services
My Aged Care can help you find the information you need about aged care, including the different types of aged care services that are available in your area.
Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT)
Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is a safe and effective treatment for some severe mental health conditions that are considered life threatening. Find out more here.
Clinical trials are research investigations in which people volunteer to test new treatments.
Caring for someone with a mental health disorder
Caring for someone with mental health problems brings unique challenges. Communication can be a struggle for many, while you yourself will need support.
Dementia treatment and care
There are a number of things to consider if you have been diagnosed with dementia. Find out more about dementia treatment and care.