Obtaining proper patient consent in clinical care is vital in current
times. The approach of 'doctor knows best' is now superseded by
patient rights to make decisions. The approach of this book from
the author's experience of 13 years in Clinical Risk Management
with a special interest in generic consent is to combine different
disciplines into a more unified approach that reflects every day
practice, rather than citing individual examples of law case studies.
By analyzing the elements of these different disciplines a more
logical, practical and synergistic approach to consent is achieved.
This book differs from others in that the principle elements are
combined into one text. The book should help professional and trainee
clinicians to acquire a wider understanding of the fundamental principles
of medical law, ethics and risk management and their combined role
in many situations, particularly in the NHS.