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    (Original post by madmed16)
    Are you sure...? By the time legal action is called for and the court intervene, they would probably have died... I would rather be sued for saving a life than losing one. I'm not 100% sure but if it is an urgent blood transfusion they do not have a lot of time. I thought that if a child was incompetent then you would turn to the family, but if they still refuse then you need to decide what is best for that patient (although family consent is very much appreciated)? Can someone else clarify what would happen in this circumstance? You could be right, but I've heard different
    It is a matter of a judge signing a piece of paper rather than a full blown court case with jury, so it can be done very fast and just for reference you should avoid getting sued in general, just because you're saving a life doesn't mean anything because you're breaking the mum's consent without higher power allowing you to - this isn't like in med dramas where they're just like 'I'm gunna do the blood transfusion anyway!!! *wheels off patient to operating room by them self*'. While your duty is to your patient it is outlined by the GMC that a parent can give or take away consent if the child is underage or is lacking capacity, however if you feel that it is 100% necessary that the transfusion occurs in the immediate future you have to seek legal council as you do not have the authority to overrule it.


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    (Original post by Hopefulmedic15)
    It is a matter of a judge signing a piece of paper rather than a full blown court case with jury, so it can be done very fast and just for reference you should avoid getting sued in general, just because you're saving a life doesn't mean anything because you're breaking the mum's consent without higher power allowing you to - this isn't like in med dramas where they're just like 'I'm gunna do the blood transfusion anyway!!! *wheels off patient to operating room by them self*'. While your duty is to your patient it is outlined by the GMC that a parent can give or take away consent if the child is underage or is lacking capacity, however if you feel that it is 100% necessary that the transfusion occurs in the immediate future you have to seek legal council as you do not have the authority to overrule it.

    Edit: didn't realise it was over the phone for the legal action nor that you could do it without legal intervention first


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    (Original post by madmed16)
    That would be true if they were classified as an adult, but in this case, they are only 14 years old, and therefore seen as a young person/child. 😊
    Ah okay! That makes sense


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    Wow! 98% in favour of strikes - and one of the strikes is on my interview day...

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-34859860
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    Yep and this is just the guidance back up from GMC...

    http://www.gmc-uk.org/guidance/ethic...k_capacity.asp
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    (Original post by cookiemonster15)
    Ok, I have a question: A patient who suffers from a chronic illness comes up to you (the doctor) and tells you he wants to undergo Euthanasia, how would you respond?
    Although this one was mostly answered, I would also try to advice them on the end of life care and the choices they still have (which almost parallels voluntary passive euthanasia - such as DNR orders / rejecting certain medical interventions further donw the line) and palliative care where perhaps some of their problems could be addressed such as controlling their pain.
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    (Original post by Hopefulmedic15)
    It is a matter of a judge signing a piece of paper rather than a full blown court case with jury, so it can be done very fast and just for reference you should avoid getting sued in general, just because you're saving a life doesn't mean anything because you're breaking the mum's consent without higher power allowing you to - this isn't like in med dramas where they're just like 'I'm gunna do the blood transfusion anyway!!! *wheels off patient to operating room by them self*'. While your duty is to your patient it is outlined by the GMC that a parent can give or take away consent if the child is underage or is lacking capacity, however if you feel that it is 100% necessary that the transfusion occurs in the immediate future you have to seek legal council as you do not have the authority to overrule it.


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    Ah, I do apologise, I was not aware that you just had to phone the court. I thought it entailed more involvement with them.

    Haha, don't worry, being sued is not on my " to do" list! And please do not think that I base my ethical understanding on medical dramas (I don't actually watch any) - I find it rather patronising
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    Hey everyone,

    Due to popular demand, we've made a table on our blog pages with updates about the interview process for ALL the university medical schools in the UK for the A100 course!

    For each medical school, the table includes:
    - Whether they've sent out invitations to interview
    - When they started sending out invitations
    - Whether they've completed sending out invitations to interview
    - When they will finish sending out invitations
    - The style of interview, whether traditional or MMI

    To access the free table, just click here!

    Good luck to you all!

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    (Original post by The Medic Portal)
    Hey everyone,

    Due to popular demand, we've made a table on our blog pages with updates about the interview process for ALL the university medical schools in the UK for the A100 course!

    For each medical school, the table includes:
    - Whether they've sent out invitations to interview
    - When they started sending out invitations
    - Whether they've completed sending out invitations to interview
    - When they will finish sending out invitations
    - The style of interview, whether traditional or MMI

    To access the free table, just click here!

    Good luck to you all!

    The Medic Portal
    This is very useful - Nottingham started sending out interviews today. Received one about 45 minutes ago. Thanks again
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    (Original post by Binkyg23)
    Wow! Well done! When did you apply?
    Application sent off just before the deadline - 13th I think! Thank you, and I hope yours is going well!

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    (Original post by The Medic Portal)
    Hey everyone,

    Due to popular demand, we've made a table on our blog pages with updates about the interview process for ALL the university medical schools in the UK for the A100 course!

    For each medical school, the table includes:
    - Whether they've sent out invitations to interview
    - When they started sending out invitations
    - Whether they've completed sending out invitations to interview
    - When they will finish sending out invitations
    - The style of interview, whether traditional or MMI

    To access the free table, just click here!

    Good luck to you all!

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    Thanks, this is very useful and concise. Glasgow has already started giving out interviews for some time.
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    (Original post by chehjuan)
    Thanks, this is very useful and concise. Glasgow has already started giving out interviews for some time.
    errrm, not for medicine they haven't
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    (Original post by chehjuan)
    Thanks, this is very useful and concise. Glasgow has already started giving out interviews for some time.
    Thanks Chehjuan We spoke to Glasgow today and they told us later in November / December. Are you undergrad?
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    (Original post by madmed16)
    Ah, I do apologise, I was not aware that you just had to phone the court. I thought it entailed more involvement with them.

    Haha, don't worry, being sued is not on my " to do" list! And please do not think that I base my ethical understanding on medical dramas (I don't actually watch any) - I find it rather patronising
    Lol sorry, didn't mean to sound patronising :P

    I guess we both learnt something about the protocol in these situations which is helpful!


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    (Original post by Hopefulmedic15)
    Lol sorry, didn't mean to sound patronising :P

    I guess we both learnt something about the protocol in these situations which is helpful!


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    It's cool!

    Yeah haha!
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    (Original post by SimSembi)
    errrm, not for medicine they haven't
    (Original post by The Medic Portal)
    Thanks Chehjuan We spoke to Glasgow today and they told us later in November / December. Are you undergrad?
    Oops sorry! My bad I thought I read about it a while ago when I was stalking the student room, but evidently I was mistaken. Thanks for clarifying!
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    (Original post by chehjuan)
    Oops sorry! My bad I thought I read about it a while ago when I was stalking the student room, but evidently I was mistaken. Thanks for clarifying!
    haha no worries, made my heart jump for a moment
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    (Original post by The Medic Portal)
    Hey everyone,

    Due to popular demand, we've made a table on our blog pages with updates about the interview process for ALL the university medical schools in the UK for the A100 course!

    For each medical school, the table includes:
    - Whether they've sent out invitations to interview
    - When they started sending out invitations
    - Whether they've completed sending out invitations to interview
    - When they will finish sending out invitations
    - The style of interview, whether traditional or MMI

    To access the free table, just click here!

    Good luck to you all!

    The Medic Portal

    Do you know whether it will take longer for under 18s to hear about interviews?
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    (Original post by Anni_)
    Do you know whether it will take longer for under 18s to hear about interviews?
    Hi there,

    As far as we know, the largest difference occurs for undergraduate, and graduate entry applicants. Often universities go through one set (either undergrad OR grad entry) of applicants first, then process the second one afterwards.

    If you are an undergraduate applicant, many other undergrad applicants will be in their final year of school, so lots of students will be 17 still.

    We'd recommend you try giving the admissions offices of the medical schools you applied to a call, to double check.

    We hope this helps, and good luck!

    The Medic Portal
 
 
 
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