Handbook of Surgical Consent

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Rajesh Nair, David J. Holroyd
OUP Oxford, 2012 - Law - 738 pages
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.
 

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Contents

2 General surgical procedures
49
3 Colorectal surgery
77
4 Vascular surgery
125
5 Endocrine surgery
169
6 Breast surgery
179
7 Hepatopancreaticobiliary surgery
209
8 Upper gastrointestinal and bariatric surgery
227
9 Transplantation surgery
261
14 Ear nose and throat surgery
419
15 General paediatric surgery
461
16 Neonatal surgery
489
17 Neurosurgery
515
18 Cardiac surgery
533
19 Thoracic surgery
555
20 Maxillofacial surgery
579
21 Ophthalmic surgery
609

10 Laparoscopic surgery
279
11 Urological surgery
285
12 Orthopaedic surgery
349
13 Plastic surgery
379
22 Obstetrics and gynaecological surgery
679
Appendices Example Consent Forms
715
Index
731
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Rajesh Nair qualified in 2006 from the University College London Medical School. He has undertaken both his Foundation and core surgical training in London Deanery and is currently working in the South Thames London rotation as a Specialist Registrar in Urological Surgery.

David Holroyd undertook his masters research degree and qualified from the University of Edinburgh in 2006. He carried out his Foundation and core surgical training in the South-East Scotland and London Deaneries. He has an interest in academic transplantation and hepatobiliary surgery and is currently working towards his DPhil as a research fellow in Oxford.

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