Confronting an Ill Society: David Widgery, General Practice, Idealism, and the Chase for Change
Increasing concern about clinical negligence demands the provision of more detailed patient information about the complications and risks of treatment and the agreement of patients to any intervention from a simple physical examination to the most complex surgical procedure. This concise practical guide provides doctors and nurses with the appropriate information needed to ensure that the patients have the knowledge to give informed consent. It identifies ways in which accusations of negligence can be minimised and includes explanations of the new NHS consent procedures that have recently being implemented. All healthcare professionals will find this book valuable reading.
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He was in many ways obnoxious and could only get away with it because others were in a very disempowered relationship with him He was though in his defence, one of the few who were transparent about their extra curricula activities, no 'holier than though - doctor knows best' Iona Heath is quoted as a politico-medico but whilst practicing few in the community knew of her activities - and fewer will be aware of them even now. Politics can no longer be top down as recent elections are showing. Doctors should no longer claim to be speaking on behalf of communities - as Grenfell is highlighting the 'underpriveledged' can speak for themselves - if those in positions of influence had treated others with respect there would be less loss of respect for those who historically have had the loudest voices - or the indulgence of publishing books on others' lives without their inclusion.