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DODD, FJ, DONEGAN, HA, Kernohan, George, GEARY, RV and MOLLAN, RAB (1993) CONSENSUS IN MEDICAL COMMUNICATION. SOCIAL SCIENCE and MEDICINE, 37 (4). pp. 565-569. [Journal article]

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URL: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/027795369390292C

DOI: 10.1016/0277-9536(93)90292-C

Abstract

This paper discusses a survey which was carried out to investigate the types of risks and inconveniences which are normally disclosed by surgeons before operations. By restricting the survey to a specific operation, the Charnley Hip Replacement procedure, greater precision in replies was obtained. The results, however, shed light on both the medical and the legal aspects of informed decision in surgery generally. The survey data was analysed using the concept of neighbourhood consensus [1: Dodd F. J, and Donegan H. A. Proc. of ILIAM 6, pp. 17 -29. University of Ulster Press, Ulster, 1989].

Item Type:Journal article
Keywords:communication; consent; orthopaedic surgery; consensus
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Nursing
Research Institutes and Groups:Institute of Nursing and Health Research
Institute of Nursing and Health Research > Education and Professional Issues Research Group
ID Code:1288
Deposited By:Professor George Kernohan
Deposited On:05 Jul 2011 16:09
Last Modified:05 Jul 2011 16:09

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