Informed consent is a process that refers to the dialogue, information sharing, understanding and acceptance of treatments offered. Consent can be written or verbal. In some cases consent is implied. Consent can be withdrawn at any time. The basic elements of informed consent include risk and benefits of treatment, alternatives and their risk and benefits to the treatment.

Links below specifically relate to consent in minors:

Advanced Care Planning is about you sharing your health care wishes when you cannot participate in the discussion. Information can be found on the WRHA website. A Health Care Directive is a self-initiated document that allows individuals to make health care preferences known in the event that they are unable to express them. In Manitoba, a Health Care Directive may indicate the type and degree of health care interventions the person prefers and/or may indicate the name(s) of a person(s) who has been delegated to make decisions (i.e. a “Proxy”).