The 'three-legged stool': a system for spinal informed consent.

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/11287/620071
Title:
The 'three-legged stool': a system for spinal informed consent.
Authors:
Powell, J M; Rai, A; Foy, M; Casey, A; Dabke, H; Gibson, A; Hutton, Mike
Abstract:
Many hospitals do not have a structured process of consent, the attainment of which can often be rather 'last-minute' and somewhat chaotic. This is a surprising state of affairs as spinal surgery is a high-risk surgical specialty with potential for expensive litigation claims. More recently, the Montgomery ruling by the United Kingdom Supreme Court has placed the subject of informed consent into the spotlight. There is a paucity of practical guidance on how a consent process can be achieved in a busy clinical setting. The British Association of Spinal Surgeons (BASS) has convened a working party to address this need. To our knowledge this is the first example of a national professional body, representing a single surgical specialty, taking such a fundamental initiative. In a hard-pressed clinical environment, the ability to achieve admission reliably on the day of surgery, in patients at ease with their situation and with little likelihood of late cancellation, will be of great benefit. It will reduce litigation and improve the patient experience. Cite this article: Bone Joint J 2016;98-B:1427-30.
Citation:
The 'three-legged stool': a system for spinal informed consent. 2016, 98-B (11):1427-1430 Bone Joint J
Publisher:
British Editorial Society of Bone and Joint Journal
Journal:
The bone & joint journal
Issue Date:
Nov-2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/11287/620071
DOI:
10.1302/0301-620X.98B11.37965
PubMed ID:
27803215
Additional Links:
http://bjj.boneandjoint.org.uk/cgi/pmidlookup?view=long&pmid=27803215
Type:
Editorial
Language:
en
ISSN:
2049-4408
Appears in Collections:
Exeter Spinal Surgery Unit; 2016 RD&E publications

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dc.contributor.authorPowell, J Men
dc.contributor.authorRai, Aen
dc.contributor.authorFoy, Men
dc.contributor.authorCasey, Aen
dc.contributor.authorDabke, Hen
dc.contributor.authorGibson, Aen
dc.contributor.authorHutton, Mikeen
dc.date.accessioned2016-11-09T12:30:27Z-
dc.date.available2016-11-09T12:30:27Z-
dc.date.issued2016-11-
dc.identifier.citationThe 'three-legged stool': a system for spinal informed consent. 2016, 98-B (11):1427-1430 Bone Joint Jen
dc.identifier.issn2049-4408-
dc.identifier.pmid27803215-
dc.identifier.doi10.1302/0301-620X.98B11.37965-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11287/620071-
dc.description.abstractMany hospitals do not have a structured process of consent, the attainment of which can often be rather 'last-minute' and somewhat chaotic. This is a surprising state of affairs as spinal surgery is a high-risk surgical specialty with potential for expensive litigation claims. More recently, the Montgomery ruling by the United Kingdom Supreme Court has placed the subject of informed consent into the spotlight. There is a paucity of practical guidance on how a consent process can be achieved in a busy clinical setting. The British Association of Spinal Surgeons (BASS) has convened a working party to address this need. To our knowledge this is the first example of a national professional body, representing a single surgical specialty, taking such a fundamental initiative. In a hard-pressed clinical environment, the ability to achieve admission reliably on the day of surgery, in patients at ease with their situation and with little likelihood of late cancellation, will be of great benefit. It will reduce litigation and improve the patient experience. Cite this article: Bone Joint J 2016;98-B:1427-30.en
dc.languageENG-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherBritish Editorial Society of Bone and Joint Journalen
dc.relation.urlhttp://bjj.boneandjoint.org.uk/cgi/pmidlookup?view=long&pmid=27803215en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to The bone & joint journalen
dc.subjectWessex Classification Subject Headings::Orthopaedicsen
dc.titleThe 'three-legged stool': a system for spinal informed consent.en
dc.typeEditorialen
dc.identifier.journalThe bone & joint journalen
dc.type.versionPublisheden

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