The topic, which has been chosen for the doctoral study premise is the issues as well as the challenges in acquiring surgical consent from the patients. The research title of the doctoral dissertation would be “Issues and challenges in obtaining surgical consent from the patients”. Following the chosen premise of the doctoral research study, the research questions, which are going to assist the entire research paper in obtaining its fundamental aim, would be the following –
Primary Q.1 What are the challenges faced by the physicians in obtaining surgical consent from the patients?
Secondary Q.2 Why patients deny to give consent for surgery?
Secondary Q.3 What is the current death rate in time of surgery?
Secondary Q.4 In which diseases a physician needs to suggest surgery? (Bilimoria et al., 2013)
In order to consider the questions with utmost priority and accomplish them for gaining a successful result, it is essential to review some particular data set, which would be chiefly secondary (Bilimoria et al., 2013). The secondary data, which are going to support the research paper, are journal articles on challenges faced by patients frequently in time of having surgery, issues faced by doctors in time of taking consent for surgery and the diseases, which need surgical cure and government data that holds record regarding the death rate in time of surgery (Kinnersley et al., 2013). Secondary data on the aforementioned aspects would be required due to the reason that each of the aspects are related directed to the research questions. Without a government record it is not possible in identifying an accurate death rate.
Bilimoria, K. Y., Liu, Y., Paruch, J. L., Zhou, L., Kmiecik, T. E., Ko, C. Y., & Cohen, M. E. (2013). Development and evaluation of the universal ACS NSQIP surgical risk calculator: a decision aid and informed consent tool for patients and surgeons. Journal of the American College of Surgeons, 217(5), 833-842.
Kinnersley, P., Phillips, K., Savage, K., Kelly, M. J., Farrell, E., Morgan, B., ... & Blazeby, J. (2013). Interventions to promote informed consent for patients undergoing surgical and other invasive healthcare procedures. Cochrane Database Syst Rev20137CD009445.