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Medicolegal Issues in Obstetrics and Gynaecology

  • Swati Jha
  • Emma Ferriman

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. General

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Kate F. Walker, James G. Thornton
      Pages 3-8
    3. Eloise Powers
      Pages 9-13
    4. Elizabeth Thomas, Bertie Leigh
      Pages 19-21
    5. Helen Bolton
      Pages 23-26
    6. Fiona Paterson
      Pages 27-30
    7. Karen Ellison, Emma Ferriman
      Pages 31-35
    8. Katherine Sheldrick, Angela Pilling
      Pages 37-43
    9. Eloise Powers, Sallie Booth
      Pages 45-49
    10. John Reynard
      Pages 51-54
    11. Janesh K. Gupta
      Pages 61-63
  3. Anaesthesia in Obstetrics and Gynaecology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 65-65
    2. Jeremy P. Campbell, Felicity Plaat
      Pages 67-72
    3. Sujata Handa, David Bogod
      Pages 73-75
    4. Samuel Hird, Rehana Iqbal
      Pages 77-82
  4. Obstetrics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 83-83
    2. Emma Ferriman, Dilly Anumba
      Pages 85-87
    3. Emma Ferriman, Dilly Anumba
      Pages 89-92
    4. Myles J. O. Taylor
      Pages 93-98
    5. Alexander M. Pirie
      Pages 99-103
    6. Philip J. Steer
      Pages 105-108
    7. Alexander M. Pirie
      Pages 109-114
    8. Susana Pereira, Edwin Chandraharan
      Pages 115-120
    9. William L. Martin
      Pages 121-125
    10. Jeremy Brockelsby
      Pages 127-132
    11. Vikram Talaulikar, Sabaratnam Arulkumaran
      Pages 133-138
    12. Stephen O’Brien, Mohamed ElHodaiby, Tim Draycott
      Pages 139-145
    13. James Johnston Walker
      Pages 147-151
    14. Tim Draycott, Jo Crofts
      Pages 153-161
    15. Derek J. Tuffnell
      Pages 169-172
    16. Mark D. Kilby, Peter J. Thomson
      Pages 173-178
    17. Simon Grant, Emma Ferriman
      Pages 179-183
    18. Peter Brunskill, Emma Ferriman
      Pages 185-190
    19. Dharmesh S. Kapoor, Abdul H. Sultan
      Pages 199-204
  5. General Gynaecology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 205-205
    2. Thomas Keith Cunningham, Kevin Phillips
      Pages 207-211
    3. Andrew Baxter
      Pages 213-216
    4. Ertan Saridogan
      Pages 217-220
    5. Alfred Cutner
      Pages 221-224
    6. Andrew Farkas
      Pages 225-228
    7. Swati Jha, Ian Currie
      Pages 229-233
    8. James Campbell
      Pages 235-241
    9. Christopher R. Chapple
      Pages 243-248
    10. Janesh K. Gupta, Tariq Ismail
      Pages 249-252
    11. Jonathan D. Beard
      Pages 253-258

About this book

Introduction

This book highlights minimum standards relating to the management of different conditions in the practice of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. The editors explore clinical governance issues, common causes of as well as ways to avoid litigation. 

The UK is experiencing a dramatic increase in medico-legal claims. The 4 main reasons for litigation are: accountability, the need for an explanation, concern with standards of care and compensation. However the decision to take legal action is determined not only by the original injury, but failure to provide information, an explanation and an apology. Insensitive handling of an injury and poor communication after the original incident increases the risk of litigation and erodes the patient-doctor relationship. Doctors almost never deliberately cause harm to patients, however increasingly claims are being defended successfully. 

This book is invaluable to clinicians and lawyers alike and raises awareness of how to avoid facing clinical negligence claims in our day to day practice.

Keywords

Obstetrics Clinical Governance Issues Litigation Breach of Duty Medicolegal Aspects

Editors and affiliations

  • Swati Jha
    • 1
  • Emma Ferriman
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Jessop WingSheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS TrustSheffieldUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Jessop WingSheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS TrustSheffieldUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-78683-4
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-78682-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-78683-4
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