EEPD Volume 1. Discussion Documents
H. Written Patient Information Leaflets
H01. Consent or Request
- On the need for informed consent to be based on officially created Patient Information Leaflets specific to each major operation, with national standardisation regarding the incidence of “frequent” or “serious” complications. And how a continuing move away from the nanny-state and towards greater personal responsibility should lead to “Request Forms“ for surgery rather than our current patronising “Consent Forms“
H02. “Prescribing the Leaflets” Article
- An updated version of an article originally published in Hospital Doctor on the importance and creation of patient information .eaflets.
H03. Three Complementary Sources
- These three complementary sources consist of:
- Internet Printouts
- Properly Published Leaflets
- Computer Generated Prescribable Leaflets.
- The advantages and disadvantages of each are discussed. Why the third source of patient information is probably the most important.
H04. Problems with Alternative Sources
H05. Characteristics of Prescribable Computer Leaflets
H06. Checklist for Leaflet Creation
H07. The Prescribable Leaflet Collection Introduction
- An Introduction to the set of over 100 prescribable electronic text leaflets ready to be personalised locally.
H08. Full List of currently available Prescribable Leaflets
- A full list of all the prescribable leaflets currently available via the EEPD: Volume 24. The Prescribable Leaflet Collection.
H09. Dust Collecting or Distributed
- On the futility of continuing to create published, often coloured and professionally printed, leaflets which only reach a small proportion of those who need them; and which are far too often quite randomly available in frequently outdated versions in an over-filled untidy rack in the patients’ waiting room. A practical suggestion as to how this problem might best be overcome using 1-31 Concertina Files and a system of photocopying simple 1-2 page A4 leaflets long before VDUs and Printers become universally available.
H10. Suggested Leaflet Sets (= “Refills Needed” proformas)
- Suggested sets of the most common leaflets required at 21 different Gynae or Maternity Care Sites, for use with a comprehensive Concertina File Based System. One page draft list for each site to be stuck on the from of the file to show which leaflet is to be found in which numbered compartment. Copies of the same page need to be kept in the back section of each file to be used to indicate which leaflets have run out and need to be replaced.
H11. Distribution of “Photocopy Originals”
- Assuming the use of different sets of photocopied A4 leaflets in 1-31 concertina files, this provides a “.pdf” table to tick off the sites which will need an “Original for Photocopying” of which leaflet.
H12. Numbers of “Photocopy Originals”
- This table provides a simple “.doc” list of leaflets with a space to document the total number of “Originals for Photocopying” which are needed for each leaflet.
H13. Sticky Labels for use with the Concertina File Leaflet Distribution System (In Preparation)
- “Original for Photocopying” labels
H14. Using Analogies in Obstetrics, Gynaecology & General Medicine
- The many analogies which I have found to be useful in communicating with my patients.