A descriptive study of consent documentation.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/232971
Title:
A descriptive study of consent documentation.
Authors:
Murphy, K; Shafiq, A; Corrigan, M A; Redmond, H P
Affiliation:
Cork University Hospital, Wilton, Cork. thekpm@gmail.com
Citation:
A descriptive study of consent documentation. 2011, 104 (8):238-40 Ir Med J
Publisher:
Irish Medical Journal (IMJ)
Journal:
Irish medical journal
Issue Date:
Sep-2011
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/232971
PubMed ID:
22125877
Additional Links:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22125877
Abstract:
The aim of this study was to observe the error rate in the consent process of a university hospital and to illicit the opinions of the consenting doctors on the process. A prospective observational review of theatre consent forms was performed along with an anonymous survey of non-consultant hospital doctors (NCHD's). No potential risks were documented in 95.3% of the 64 scrutinized consents and late alterations were required in 9%. Respondents to the NCHD survey estimated that they were unsure of the procedure or risks involved in an average of 29% of occasions. Interns admitted to being unsure of the details of the procedure in almost a third (32%) of cases, making them less well informed than their senior colleagues (p=0.024). This study highlights the difficulties encountered by consenting doctors, an issue which may lead to patient dissatisfaction, threaten the efficient running of a surgical unit and potentially expose its staff to avoidable litigation. It also recommends the use of multimedia adjuncts to facilitate both patient and doctor education in the consent process.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
MeSH:
Documentation; Hospitals, University; Humans; Informed Consent; Internship and Residency; Ireland; Multimedia; Physician's Practice Patterns; Prospective Studies; Questionnaires
ISSN:
0332-3102

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorMurphy, Ken_GB
dc.contributor.authorShafiq, Aen_GB
dc.contributor.authorCorrigan, M Aen_GB
dc.contributor.authorRedmond, H Pen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-07-10T13:51:40Z-
dc.date.available2012-07-10T13:51:40Z-
dc.date.issued2011-09-
dc.identifier.citationA descriptive study of consent documentation. 2011, 104 (8):238-40 Ir Med Jen_GB
dc.identifier.issn0332-3102-
dc.identifier.pmid22125877-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/232971-
dc.description.abstractThe aim of this study was to observe the error rate in the consent process of a university hospital and to illicit the opinions of the consenting doctors on the process. A prospective observational review of theatre consent forms was performed along with an anonymous survey of non-consultant hospital doctors (NCHD's). No potential risks were documented in 95.3% of the 64 scrutinized consents and late alterations were required in 9%. Respondents to the NCHD survey estimated that they were unsure of the procedure or risks involved in an average of 29% of occasions. Interns admitted to being unsure of the details of the procedure in almost a third (32%) of cases, making them less well informed than their senior colleagues (p=0.024). This study highlights the difficulties encountered by consenting doctors, an issue which may lead to patient dissatisfaction, threaten the efficient running of a surgical unit and potentially expose its staff to avoidable litigation. It also recommends the use of multimedia adjuncts to facilitate both patient and doctor education in the consent process.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIrish Medical Journal (IMJ)en_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22125877en_GB
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Irish medical journalen_GB
dc.subject.meshDocumentation-
dc.subject.meshHospitals, University-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshInformed Consent-
dc.subject.meshInternship and Residency-
dc.subject.meshIreland-
dc.subject.meshMultimedia-
dc.subject.meshPhysician's Practice Patterns-
dc.subject.meshProspective Studies-
dc.subject.meshQuestionnaires-
dc.titleA descriptive study of consent documentation.en_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentCork University Hospital, Wilton, Cork. thekpm@gmail.comen_GB
dc.identifier.journalIrish medical journalen_GB
dc.description.provinceMunster-

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