Patients' perception of the adequacy of informed consent: A pilot study of elective general surgical patients in Auckland

Show simple item record McKeague, M. en Windsor, J.A. en 2009-08-19T04:27:33Z en 2009-08-19T04:27:33Z en 2003 en
dc.identifier.citation New Zealand Medical Journal 116 (1170), 2003 en
dc.identifier.issn 1175-8716 en
dc.identifier.other eid=2-s2.0-0037436671 en
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dc.description An open access copy of this article is available and complies with the copyright holder/publisher conditions. en
dc.description.abstract Aim: This study was designed to determine the adequacy of the informed consent process from the patient's perspective and in the light of published standards. Methods: A pre-operative survey questionnaire was filled in during an interview with 77 patients before an elective general surgery operation. Forty two (58%) of the patients also completed a post-operative postal questionnaire. Results: The results show that there is a need for more specific information (including the nature of the planned operation, the alternatives and complications) to be given by the senior doctor undertaking the procedure and before the patient is admitted to hospital. This study has highlighted the importance of confirming that the patient considers that they understand and are fully satisfied with the information provided, and that they have been able to ask questions without any sense of pressure. Conclusions: In giving voice to our patients' views on the adequacy of the informed consent process, this study has identified where improvements could be made in this important aspect of patient care. en
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dc.title Patients' perception of the adequacy of informed consent: A pilot study of elective general surgical patients in Auckland en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.subject.marsden Fields of Research::320000 Medical and Health Sciences en
pubs.issue 1170 en
pubs.volume 116 en
dc.description.version VoR - Version of Record en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: New Zealand Medical Association (NZMA) en
dc.identifier.pmid 12658314 en
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