consent to share information
consent to share informationAn agreement, either articulated (express consent) or inferred from his/her actions (implied consent), by an individual with one care professional to share personal information about him/her with other care professionals.
Explicit or express consent
A clear and voluntary indication of preference or choice, usually oral or in writing, and freely given in circumstances where the available options and their consequences have been made clear (informed consent).
Agreement signaled by the behaviour of an informed individual. It is essential that people with higher support and communication needs are given the time and assistance they need to give their consent on issues that involve them.