Preoperative Preparation of the Patient

  • Jean-Pierre Van Besouw
  • Andrew F. Kent
  • Stuart L. Stanton


There are several reasons for counselling a patient about her treatment. Firstly, it is her right to make a reasoned choice and she will need information to do this. Secondly, counselling will allay her anxiety about the procedure. Thirdly, the patient should sign a consent form, which gives express rather than implied consent. To do this, she will need to know the nature of her medical condition, the choice of treatment, the need for surgery, the prognosis or success rate and equally important—the chance, nature and extent of complications.


Deep Venous Thrombosis Preoperative Assessment Pelvic Inflammatory Disease Sodium Valproate Combine Oral Contraceptive 
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  • Jean-Pierre Van Besouw
  • Andrew F. Kent
  • Stuart L. Stanton

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