TITLE

Consent obtained by the junior house officer--is it informed?

AUTHOR(S)
Huntley, J. S.; Shields, D. A.; Stallworthy, N. K.
PUB. DATE
October 1998
SOURCE
Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine;Oct1998, Vol. 91 Issue 10, p528
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Of 30 junior house officers questioned, 21 had obtained patients' consent for colonoscopy. Of these 21, about one-third did not routinely discuss with patients the risks of perforation and haemorrhage. Ideally, consent should be obtained by a person capable of performing the procedure. If it is to be obtained by junior house officers, they need to know exactly what must be disclosed about each procedure. This could easily be done as part of the induction package.
ACCESSION #
23069915

 

Related Articles

  • CT colonography with fecal tagging after incomplete colonoscopy. Gryspeerdt, S.; Lefere, P.; Herman, M.; Deman, R.; Rutgeerts, L.; Ghillebert, G.; Baert, F.; Baekelandt, M.; Holsbeeck, B.; Van Holsbeeck, B // European Radiology;Jun2005, Vol. 15 Issue 6, p1192 

    The objective of this study was to evaluate dietary fecal tagging (FT) as a cleansing method prior to CT colonography (CTC) in patients with incomplete conventional colonoscopy (CC). After written informed consent was obtained, 24 patients had standard colonoscopic preparation (ScCl), and 25...

  • Informed consent: What, when, who. Mattera, Marriane Dekker // Medical Economics;2/8/2002, Vol. 79 Issue 3, p7 

    Focuses on the right of patients for information on risks before a medical procedure. Discussion on a case of a patient in the middle of a persantine thallium stress test asked to sign a consent form; Responsibilities of a doctor in reviewing a medical procedure with a patient; Importance of...

  • PLoS Medicine: Doctors often don't disclose all possible risks to patients before treatment.  // Biomedical Market Newsletter;8/1/2012, Vol. 21, p1 

    The article informs that all possible risks involved in a treatment are not disclosed by the doctors which lead to consent disputes.

  • GP Registrar: Consent in minor surgery. Lee, Rupert // GP: General Practitioner;4/12/2004, p60 

    The article presents the author's opinion on doctors' warning their patients of risks and getting a consent even for minor surgeries. A general practitioner is aware of the need of obtaining the patient's consent. The General Medical Council's booklet says that patients have a right to...

  • Decisions, Decisions. Peota, Carmen // Minnesota Medicine;Nov2007, Vol. 90 Issue 11, p14 

    The article discusses the issue related to cancer treatment in Minnesota. Nurse practitioner at Duluth Clinic Cancer Center Lisa Starr says that patients need to be fortified with facts about risk, rates of survival, and potential benefits of various treatments to make good decision. It mentions...

  • Informed Consent to E-therapy. Recupero, Patricia R.; Rainey, Samara E. // American Journal of Psychotherapy;2005, Vol. 59 Issue 4, p319 

    E-therapy, the provision of mental health treatment through the Internet, poses many risks as well as benefits. This article addresses some relevant risks and benefits of e-therapy and discusses the practicality of using computers in the informed consent process. Although e-therapy has numerous...

  • Withdrawal rates as a consequence of disclosure of risk associated with manipulation of the cervical spine. Langworthy, Jennifer M.; Forrest, Lianne // Chiropractic & Osteopathy;2010, Vol. 18, p27 

    Background: The risk associated with cervical manipulation is controversial. Research in this area is widely variable but as yet the risk is not easily quantifiable. This presents a problem when informing the patient of risks when seeking consent and information may be withheld due to the fear...

  • Avoiding the pitfalls and perils of catheter care. Nazarko, Linda // British Journal of Nursing;4/26/2007, Vol. 16 Issue 8, p468 

    Twelve per cent of hospital inpatients and 4% of community patients have an indwelling urinary catheter. Urinary catheterization increases morbidity threefold. The main hazards of catheterization are tissue damage, bladder damage, infection, encrustation and blockage. Obtaining informed consent...

  • Issues of consent in colonoscopy: if a patient says 'stop' should we continue? Ward, B.; Shah, S.; Kirwan, P.; Mayberry, J. F. // Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine;Mar1999, Vol. 92 Issue 3, p132 

    Colonoscopy is generally performed under intravenous sedation, which may alter a patient's responses and perception. What should be done if, during the procedure, a patient withdraws the consent previously given? The views of gastroenterologists and patients were ascertained by mailing...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of VIRGINIA BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY AND SYSTEM

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics