In 2015, almost 60 years of convention in medical practice was legally challenged and overturned in a landmark case regarding consent to treatment.
In this series of three specially commissioned audio podcasts, Murray Anderson-Wallace explores the legal, ethical and practical implications, and discusses the new guidance for surgeons produced by the Royal College of Surgeons.
The first podcast in the series discusses the main principles of the Montgomery ruling and includes a dramatisation based on two real medico-legal case studies involving consent, illustrating the important shifts in practice that are now required to work within the law.
The second episode discusses the benefits of this change beyond the law, and explores some of the ethical challenges of the judgement for surgeons
In the third and final episode, we discuss how surgeons can ease the transition and consider some of the practical implications for surgeons’ professional life.
“The podcasts have been a very successful product for us, and I found our collaboration seamless. It has been good to be able to rely on your professionalism and expertise. I would have no hesitation recommending you and your team, and in fact, I already do anyway”
Katerina Sarafidou, Head of Standards, Royal College of Surgeons of England.