Oxford Handbook of Clinical Surgery and Handbook of Surgical Consent

Oxford Handbook of Clinical Surgery and Handbook of Surgical Consent

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One title from the bestselling Oxford Medical Handbooks series and one brand new guide to surgical consent are now available in this great value pack. 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. This bestselling Oxford Handbook of Clinical Surgery has been thoroughly revised for the fourth edition to include brand new chapters on Paediatric Orthopaedics and Common Surgical Procedures, as well as new presentations, illustrations, and new anatomy and emergency indexes to aid quick reference.
It is an invaluable tool for junior surgical trainees, medical students, nursing, paramedical, and rehabilitation staff. The handbook covers the assessment and preparation of the patient, anaesthesia and critical care, inflammation, wound healing and infection, and the key components of general surgical practice, as well as chapters on other surgical specialties, including plastic, paediatric, and orthopaedic surgery. There are step-by-step descriptions of common operative surgical techniques, practical hints and procedures, and information on signs, symptoms and rarities. Emergency presentations are clearly identified for rapid reference and investigations and management plans are set out in a clear and easy-to-follow way. Surgically relevant anatomy and physiology has been expanded for each area, quick reference symbols ensure the reader is guided to key facts, and there is an increased focus on evidence-based practice with key references throughout. A cut above the rest, this is the essential guide to clinical surgery and the surgical specialities.
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  • Paperback | 1592 pages
  • 111 x 181 x 50mm | 780g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0198793928
  • 9780198793922

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Review from previous edition 'In short it's a little surgical gem.' Glasgow University Medical Journal '[It] perfectly summarises surgery in all its glory... a concise and appropriate text for students and doctors alike... the 'Practical Hints and Procedures' is pure genius... I highly recommend this handbook for anyone embarking on a surgical rotation.' GKT Surgical Society Website June 2003 'This book... is destined to enter the hearts, mind and pockets of medical students, housemen, junior surgical trainees and a myriad of other healthcare professionals... forms part of the essential kit for anyone who employs the art and science of surgery to improve the quality of life of their patients.' GKT Surgical Society Website June 2003 'It goes the extra mile to provide enough up-to-date information to satisfy even the most hair-splitting consultant. I found it an indespensable assistant on the wards.' Priya Sastry 'A must for all foundation year doctors and SHOs in surgery ...This book has an excellent layout' Dr Amjad Choudry 'The third edition...represents an excellent consensus of specialists and surgical registrars attuned to what is happening and what is new.' Occupational Medicine '...succeeds as an efficient study companion...perfect for last-minute cramming.' ICSM Gazette '...provides a succinct surgical guide for junior residents and medical students...the book is a needed addition to the surgical literature.' Doody's Notes
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About Greg McLatchie

Greg McLatchie is a Consultant Surgeon in Hartlepool NHS Trust, and Professor of Sports Medicine at the University of Sunderland. He has previously been the director of the National Sports Medicine Institute. Mr Neil Borley trained at Guy's Hospital Medical School, Cambridge, Canterbury, and Oxford. He is a consultant colorectal surgeon with an interest in the education and training of undergraduate and postgraduate students of basic sciences and surgery. He is also an examiner in surgery. Joanna Chikwe is the inaugural chairman of the newly established Department of Cardiovascular Surgery at Mount Sinai St. Luke's. She is Professor of Cardiovascular Surgery at Ichan School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and serves as Program Director of the Thoracic Surgery Residents and Advanced Fellowship Programs for the Mount Sinai Health System. She specialises in minimally invasive cardiac surgery techniques. 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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