Course Notes: Medical Law and Ethics by Claudia Carr

By Claudia Carr

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England or Wales Chatterton v Gerson (1981) Material risks need not be disclosed. A patient only needed to be informed in ‘broad terms’ of the nature of the procedure for consent to be real → the term ‘broad terms’ does not include all the risks of the procedure. England or Wales Hills v Potter (1983) The Bolam test was applied to information disclosure → a patient need not be informed of all the risks of a procedure → he only need be advised in accordance with ‘a practice accepted as proper by a responsible body of skilled medical practitioners’.

2. How much is sufficient information in order to consent to be valid? CONSENT 32 Workpoint Ali is about to have an operation to relieve pressure on his spine. He is not advised of a 1–2 per cent risk of paralysis occurring even if the operation is correctly and properly performed. Has Ali been given sufficient information about the operation to provide informed consent? Comparing and contrasting the early years of informed consent Jurisdiction Case Judgment USA Canterbury v Spence (1972) Material risks must be disclosed.

2. If Bolam was not applied, the courts would be flooded with negligence cases and the cost to the NHS could be exorbitant and stretch an already faltering NHS purse. 6 Causation Definition Causation: The term to describe the relationship between the defendant’s negligent act or omission and the claimant’s injuries. Step 1: If the claimant has established a duty of care. Step 2: And the claimant has shown the duty owed was breached. Step 3: The claimant needs to be able to satisfy causation. 1 The ‘but for’ test The ‘but for’ test is can be applied in straightforward cases of medical negligence.

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