ethical and legal surgery

Inthespaceofafewhoursthewound

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Unformatted text preview: hose with ingrown toe nails. SPECIFIC TOPICS SPECIFIC EUTHANASIA ABORTION NEGLIGENCE ETHICAL &LEGAL ETHICAL PRINCIPLES IN SURGICAL PATIENTS SURGICAL Clinical Scenarios A 70 year old female patient develops cellulitis of her abdominal wound following total abdominal hysterectomy. In the space of a few hours the wound edges become necrotic, and the surrounding skin becomes red and inflammed with a rapidly advancing edge. She needs to go to theatre for a wide excision of her wound. She is rather drowsy and a little confused. What is the condition described and what is the treatment? How would you obtain informed consent? Who would you ask to help you? The patients condition deteriorates and she becomes incapable of giving consent. What will you do next? How will you justify your actions? A 65 year old lady is referred to you by another doctor. A large ulcerated growth has been found on digital examination just above the anal margin. The patients daughters have been told that a cancer of the rectum is the likely diagnosis. Before you see the p...
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