Guide 1: Consent
Giving your permission and written consent for your baby circumcision process
This page is about your giving consent as parents to the circumcision process of your baby by Dr Harris. The page is based on information at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children in London. Dr Harris will explain about consent and how to go about asking for agreement to treatment.
What is the meaning of consent in the context of healthcare? It is the process of giving your permission to proceed with the care and treatment. You can give your consent in various different ways.
There are different and varying circumstances for the practitioner to request you give consent. Please be aware and informed the importance of ensuring that have all the needed and required information so that you will be in a position to decide and make you feel you made the right decision.
Consent should be given only voluntarily; there should be no pressure from anyone regarding you giving consent and permission.
Consent should be informed in that you should have all the information you need to make a balanced decision, including the risks, benefits and any alternatives (including doing nothing) to the proposed treatment.
Guide 2: Preparation
Dr Harris will provide you with full preparatory notes for Parents. and will ask you to please read carefully all written notes.
What If I Had Further Questions? How Do I Ask?
Please do not hesitate to ask Dr Harris on any questions or review the FAQ section by clicking "read more".
Guide 3 : Immediate Aftercare
AFTERCARE NOTES FOR PARENTS FROM DR HARRIS
Immediately after the circumcision procedure, Dr Harris will give written to Parents aftercare notes to cover over the first 24 hours following circumcision operation. Dr Harris will advise reading these notes very carefully.
Dr Harris will advise you how to care for your baby for position and feeding. Also the care of the nappy and dressings.
Dr Harris will advise what to expect-if you concerned at any time, then phone Dr Harris.
Pain relief with paracetamol liquid suspension is advised. Paracetamol is available from the pharmacist who may know Dr Harris and therefore aware that the correct dosage of paracetamol is being safely administered. Please follow the instructions and advice from Dr Harris.
IF YOU HAVE ANY CONCERNS WHATSOEVER DO NOT HESITATE TO CONTACT DR HARRIS
Guide 4 : Aftercare Follow-Up
FOLLOWUP NOTES FOR PARENTS FROM DR HARRIS
Dr Harris will change the dressing the day after the circumcision procedure and give the Parents Followup notes.
Dr Harris will explain what to expect, such as the normal appearance of the healing wound after the circumcision operation.
Dr Harris will explain about bathing the baby. what to expect, such as the normal appearance of the healing wound after the circumcision operation.
Dr Harris will explain about the healing process and the normal healing appearance.
Dr Harris will explain about a dollop of Vaseline on the meatus (hole) with each nappy change for three months.
Dr Harris will explain to you how he would like you to keep in contact.
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