Handbook of Surgical Consent

Handbook of Surgical Consent

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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.

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  • Paperback | 768 pages
  • 100 x 180 x 28mm | 358.34g
  • Oxford University Press
  • OxfordUnited Kingdom
  • English
  • 127 black and white illustrations
  • 0199595585
  • 9780199595587
  • 661,338

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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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I would congratulate the editors for compiling such a comprehensive volume and I have often felt that such a book would be of great utility. Provides a concise surnmary of the most pertinent features of all cornmori surgical procedures and as such would provide a very useful source for revision at a junior level. British Journal of Hospital Medicine "an excellent resource for any member of the healthcare profession who comes in to contact with surgical patientsAs a house officer, I have found this book exceptionally usefulthe greatest accomplishment [of this book] is providing an easily accessible resource which can be used for surgeons in trainingin order that that they may understand the procedures that their patients have underwent. This ultimately improves managementfantastic book which will be useful to any member of the wider MDT involved in managing surgical patients." BMA Book Awards

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