This volume offers, cost free, a whole series of leaflets, most of which may be either be used “as is” or may be freely edited by the user so long as they substitute their own name at the foot of the leaflet in place of the name of the original writer.
There are now plenty of other, better, leaflets freely available; but, since the following collections of leaflets already exist it seemed to be a waste not to make these totally copyright-free versions more widely available via the EEPD. I have also found them useful at short notice in the A & E department in hospitals wherever I happen to be in the world. They were mostly created or collected by the writer for use in his own clinics, using photocopies in concertina files, as described below.
If substantial material from these leaflets are used, an acknowledgement of the source would be welcome.
Those written by full contributors to the EEPD can be freely used without any copyright restriction; either in their original form or, as re-edited, by others. But please note that each health professional has the unavoidable responsible for the content of any leaflet personally handed out to any patient under their care.
It will be noted that some leaflets (Files in sections labelled “No definitely copyright-free EEPD version available so far.“) have been created by others and have been found as photocopied documents in regular use in various outpatient clinics in the 30 different hospitals where I have worked in the past 10 years. Whenever possible, permission should always be obtained from the original source before using such leaflets on a regular basis; particularly since the original source may be able to offer an improved and more up-to-date version.
For further comments on the matter of copyright see www.fawdry.info/eepd/00_top/Copying.pdf√
For further comments regarding the effective use and distribution of patient information leaflets; see the discussion document “Dust Collecting or Distributed” www.fawdry.info/eepd/01_ess/h_leafs/H09_Dust.pdf√
On the general topic of Patient Information leaflets see www.fawdry.info/eepd/01_ess/h_leafs/H02_RxLeaf.pdf and on the three sources of patient information see
www.fawdry.info/eepd/01_ess/h_leafs/H03_Three.pdf√ and on the problems of alternative to “prescribable” electronic leaflets see www.fawdry.info/eepd/01_ess/h_leafs/H04_Prob.pdf√
Regarding the essential characteristics of “prescribable leaflets” see www.fawdry.info/eepd/01_ess/h_leafs/H05_Char.pdf√
Offers of more or improved copyright-free leaflets which meet these criteria very welcome. Why restrict you creativity to your own hospital?
There is naturally a need for regular updating, and adding to this collection. To the reasonable objection that better leaflets are available elsewhere on the web I would agree but at least these are a) originally written by a doctor and b) are all accessible in one place.
With regard to hyper-links to other better leaflets, via Google, are usually available but see also the comments in the EEPD Volume 9. Links to Leaflets.
Rupert Fawdry. (Updated 20 Aug 2010)
EEPD Volume 24. The Prescribable Leaflet Collection. Contents.
A. Non-Surgical Gynaecology
Countries not Cars „ General Introduction www.fawdry.info/eepd/24_lea/a_gynopd/CnotCGen.doc
Countries not Cars - Hormones www.fawdry.info/eepd/24_lea/a_gynopd/CnotCHorm.doc
Countries not Cars „ When things go wrong www.fawdry.info/eepd/24_lea/a_gynopd/CnotCLaw.doc
Ectopic Pregnancy treated with Methotrexate www.fawdry.info/eepd/24_lea/c_prega/E_EctopicMetho.doc √
“Positive“ Cervical Smear www.fawdry.info/eepd/24_lea/a_gynopd/Smear.doc
Problems with the Dance of the Female Hormones
“Step” options www.fawdry.info/eepd/24_lea/a_gynopd/Steps.doc
More information about Step Options www.fawdry.info/eepd/24_lea/a_gynopd/StepMore.doc
Irritable Bowel www.fawdry.info/eepd/24_lea/a_gynopd/Bowel_Irr.doc
Small Benign Ovarian Cysts www.fawdry.info/eepd/24_lea/a_gynopd/OvarianCysts.doc
Strengthening the Pelvic Floor www.fawdry.info/eepd/24_lea/a_gynopd/PelvicFloor.doc
Mirena Coil instead of Female Sterilization www.fawdry.info/eepd/24_lea/b_opleaf/MirenaInstead.doc
Vasectomy instead of Female Sterilization www.fawdry.info/eepd/24_lea/b_opleaf/VasectomyInstead.doc
Irritable Bladder Problem (Detrusor Instability) www.fawdry.info/eepd/24_lea/a_gynopd/BladIrr.doc
Damaged Tap Problem
(True Stress Incontinence) www.fawdry.info/eepd/24_lea/a_gynopd/BladTrue.doc
Vaginal Ring Pessaries www.fawdry.info/eepd/24_lea/a_gynopd/RingPessary.doc
Vulval Dystrophy www.fawdry.info/eepd/24_lea/a_gynopd/VulvalDyst.doc
No definitely copyright-free EEPD version available so far.
Countries not Cars - Medical Education www.fawdry.info/eepd/24_lea/a_gynopd/noteepd/CnotCMed.doc
Female Fertility and Lifestyle www.fawdry.info/eepd/24_lea/a_gynopd/noteepd/Fertility-Female.doc
Male Fertility and Lifestyle www.fawdry.info/eepd/24_lea/a_gynopd/noteepd/Fertility-Male.doc
Polycystic Ovarian Disease www.fawdry.info/eepd/24_lea/a_gynopd/noteepd/PCO.doc
Thrush (Being re-written) www.fawdry.info/eepd/00_hom/ItemNeed.pdf
Termination of Pregnancy - Medical www.fawdry.info/eepd/24_lea/a_gynopd/noteepd/TOP-Medical.doc
Termination of Pregnancy - Surgical www.fawdry.info/eepd/24_lea/b_opleaf/noteepd/TOP-Surgical.doc
Urodynamic Investigation www.fawdry.info/eepd/24_lea/a_gynopd/noteepd/Urodynamics.doc
Leaflets headed “No definitely copyright-free EEPD version available so far” are ones regularly used in one of the many NHS clinics where I have worked, either in their original form, or more often as poor photocopies - often not in the hospital of their original creation. If you recognise any of these leaflets as yours, we ask that you contact us urgently and tell us that
either a) that you wish your leaflet to be removed from the EEPD immediately
or b) that you are happy for patients worldwide to benefit from your creativity, despite not being paid by the EEPD.
If the latter, are you prepared, with proper acknowledgement, to allow your material to be described in future as copyright-free. and thus used freely by other health care workers - not necessarily in it’s original form - or is there a regularly updated version accessible worldwide via a hyperlink;
If you have an updated version you could send us, do send it either via the Forum (see above) or e-mail it to firstname.lastname@example.org. (For further comments on copying healthcare material see www.fawdry.info/eepd/00_top/Copying.pdf
Day Unit Instructions (NHS) www.fawdry.info/eepd/24_lea/b_opleaf/DayInst.doc
Day Unit Instructions in Private Practice www.fawdry.info/eepd/24_lea/b_opleaf/DayPP.doc
Welcome to Day Bed Unit www.fawdry.info/eepd/24_lea/b_opleaf/DayWelcome.doc
Standard Consent Form www.fawdry.info/eepd/24_lea/b_opleaf/Consent.doc
Consent Form using Leaflet www.fawdry.info/eepd/24_lea/b_opleaf/ConsLeaf.doc
Combined Consent and DVT Prophylaxis www.fawdry.info/eepd/24_lea/b_opleaf/ConsentDVT.doc
Driving after Gynaecology or Obstetric Surgery www.fawdry.info/eepd/24_lea/b_opleaf/Driving.doc
Bartholin’s Cyst or Abscess www.fawdry.info/eepd/24_lea/b_opleaf/Bartolin.doc
Cone Biopsy www.fawdry.info/eepd/24_lea/b_opleaf/Cone.doc
Thermal Endometrial Ablation www.fawdry.info/eepd/24_lea/b_opleaf/EndoThermal.doc
Cervical “Erosion” www.fawdry.info/eepd/24_lea/b_opleaf/Erosion.doc
D&C / Hysteroscopy www.fawdry.info/eepd/24_lea/b_opleaf/DandC.doc
Laser Fentons Operation www.fawdry.info/eepd/24_lea/b_opleaf/Fentons.doc
Diagnostic Laparoscopy www.fawdry.info/eepd/24_lea/b_opleaf/LapDiag.doc