Doyle et al. state “the importance of securing patient engagement as an element of valid consent to treatment”₁. Flynotes both promotes and encourages patient engagement on bespoke consents with the option of allowing patients to ask questions regarding their treatment. There has been talks regarding the “positive engagement” with patients, and the “long-term positive clinical outcomes”₁ it can have on their overall dental care and treatment.
The practice team’s view
A member of the practice team is then able to view the question(s) raised by the patient
We recently successfully launched a free-to-use Fallow Time Calculator to enable dental professionals to determine the fallow period necessary following dental procedures carrying a higher risk of exposure to potentially-infectious aerosols.
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British Medical Association (BMA). Medical students ethics tool kit: Consent for treatment - adults with capacity. 2018. Available from: https://www.bma.org.uk/advice/employment/ethics/medical-students-ethics-toolkit/6-consent-to-treatment-capacity
Bright, E., D'Cruz, L. & Milne, E. Consent – an update. Br Dent J 222, 655–657 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1038/sj.bdj.2017.397
₁Doyle C, Lennox L, Bell D . A systematic review of evidence on the links between patient experience and clinical safety and effectiveness. BMJ Open 2013; 3: pii: e001570. 10.1136/bmjopen-2012-001570
₂General Medical Council. Consent: patients and doctors making decision together. 2008. Available online at http://www.gmc-uk.org/guidance/ethical_guidance/consent_guidance_index.asp
McCrory, P., Lewis, J. Patient engagement: Successful strategies. Br Dent J 222, 322 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1038/sj.bdj.2017.193