Bespoke, personalised preoperative surgical patient information eBooks

Briggs, Matthew, Wilkinson, Caroline and Golash, Aprajay (2014) Bespoke, personalised preoperative surgical patient information eBooks. Journal of Visual Communication in Medicine.

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Providing patients with quality, accessible information is necessary when attempting to obtain informed consent prior to surgery. Obtaining Informed consent is a legal requirement and the healthcare provider must ensure that the patient is fully aware of the risks and benefits before any surgery can take place. There are various methods of delivering this information including patient information leaflets, diagrams, videos and numerous multimedia formats. The difficulties that healthcare providers face include a wide ranging service user base with varying levels of literacy, physical and mental disabilities and spoken languages. This creates a need for the information to be presented using an array of different media in order to meet the individuals requirements.
Another problem is patients obtaining information from external sources. Numerous studies show patients are self diagnosing using resources such as the internet. This can be problematic as the information can be irrelevant, inaccurate or misleading.

Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Creative Industries
Depositing User: Matthew Briggs
Date Deposited: 12 Mar 2018 14:02
Last Modified: 13 Mar 2018 11:34

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