Informed Consent to Surgery

Everything You Wanted to Know About Your Operation but Were Afraid to Ask

by Michele Matthews



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 2/26/2007

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 132
ISBN : 9781552124642

About the Book

You have been booked for surgery and have discussed your forthcoming operation and its risks with your physician and your surgeon.

How much did you really understand?

How much do you remember clearly?

Are you satisfied that you know all the risks and those that apply especially to you?

Do you really believe that a verbal discussion is the only reliable way of getting and retaining the information which you consider important in helping you decide?

Do you understand what is meant by the legal term "Informed Consent" and how it is interpreted?

This simple reference book should answer most of your questions and is written in understandable language. It is based on the author's knowledge and a 50-year experience in the broad aspects of diagnostic and operative surgery.

It is also based on standard reference literature for surgeons on the subject of those complications which may occur during or following the commoner surgical operations.

Technical terms have been translated into non-technical language as far as possible and the reader should find the explanations quite straightforward. Even so, any final questions should still be addressed to your physician and your surgeon.

About the Author

Simon Marinker graduated in January 1936 from the Middlesex Hospital (London University) with the degree of M.R.C.S., L.R.C.P. (Gold Medallion in Surgery). Other degrees: M.B., B.S. (London); F.R.C.S. (England); F.R.C.S.C. Former appointments: Chief of Surgery, Dundurn Military Hospital, Saskatchewan, during World War II; Chief of Surgery, Royal Jubilee Hospital, Victoria, B.C.; President of the B.C. Surgical Society; Chairman of the Section of General Surgery in the B.C. Medical Association; Chief of Surgery, Algoma District Medical Group in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario (now a 40-man group and growing).

Also by Simon Marinker:
Beyond the Citadel
Reducing the Risks of Surgery
Assassination, Preparation & Consequences