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Handbook of Surgical Consent

Edited by: Rajesh Nair, David J. Holroyd

ISBN13: 9780199595587
Published: December 2011
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback Pocketbook
Price: £40.99

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Patients have an ethical and legal right to decide whether or not to undergo medical or surgical intervention, and it is vital that the healthcare professional is equipped to advise and inform the patient appropriately so they can make this important decision.

Gaining fully informed consent is a structured process and often not fully taught in medical schools. It is, however, essential that the professional gaining consent is able to perform the procedures, and be fully aware of the pitfalls and risks involved along every step of the way.

Written for surgical trainees, but useful for all healthcare professionals who gain medical and surgical consent, the Handbook of Surgical Consent is a new and valuable tool, written by experts, offering practical guidance in the principles of consent, alongside procedure-specific information on the risks and benefits. It will help improve the quality and content of verbal and written consent in surgical practice, assist the reader in discussing treatments with patients, improving understanding and encouraging good consent practice.

The handbook is written in a unique format mirroring the structure of the UK Department of Health consent form, which allows for easy reference when consenting a patient directly. Comprehensively covering all surgical specialties, the Handbook of Surgical Consent includes chapters on obstetrics, gynaecology, ENT, and ophthalmology, and covers subspecialties now normally covered in surgical rotations.

The handbook is concise and easy to understand, and is fully illustrated to give useful detail on anatomy, techniques or complications that can be shown to patients at the bedside to enhance knowledge and understanding during the consent process.

Medical Law
. General principles of consent
2. General surgical procedures
3. Colorectal surgery
4. Vascular surgery
5. Endocrine surgery
6. Breast surgery
7. Hepato-pancreatico-biliary surgery
8. Upper gastrointestinal and bariatric surgery
9. Transplantation surgery
10. Laparoscopic surgery
11. Urological surgery
12. Orthopaedic surgery
13. Plastic surgery
14. Ear, nose, and throat surgery
15. General Paediatric surgery
16. Neonatal surgery
17. Neurosurgery
18. Cardiac surgery
19. Thoracic surgery
20. Maxillofacial surgery
21. Ophthalmological surgery
22. Obstetric and Gynaecological surgery