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  1. S. Honeybul, K. M. Ho & G. R. Gillett (2014). Traumatic Brain Injury: An Objective Model of Consent. [REVIEW] Neuroethics 7 (1):11-18.
    The aim of this paper was to explore the issue of consent when considering the use of a life saving but not necessarily restorative surgical intervention for severe traumatic brain injury. A previous study has investigated the issue amongst 500 healthcare workers by using a two-part structured interview to assess opinion regarding decompressive craniectomy for three patients with varying injury severity. A visual analogue scale was used to assess the strengths of their opinions both before and after being shown objective (...)
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  2. S. Honeybul & K. M. Ho (2013). The Influence of Clinical Evidence on Surgical Practice. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice 19 (5):825-828.
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  3. S. Honeybul, G. R. Gillett, K. M. Ho & C. R. P. Lind (2011). Neurotrauma and the Rule of Rescue. Journal of Medical Ethics 37 (12):707-710.
    The rule of rescue describes the powerful human proclivity to rescue identified endangered lives, regardless of cost or risk. Deciding whether or not to perform a decompressive craniectomy as a life-saving or ‘rescue’ procedure for a young person with a severe traumatic brain injury provides a good example of the ethical tensions that occur in these situations. Unfortunately, there comes a point when the primary brain injury is so severe that if the patient survives they are likely to remain severely (...)
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  4. G. R. Gillett, S. Honeybul, K. M. Ho & C. R. P. Lind (2010). Neurotrauma and the RUB: Where Tragedy Meets Ethics and Science. Journal of Medical Ethics 36 (12):727-730.
    Decompressive craniectomy is a technically straightforward procedure whereby a large section of the cranium is temporarily removed in cases where the intracranial pressure is dangerously high. While its use has been described for a number of conditions, it is increasingly used in the context of severe head injury. As the use of the procedure increases, a significant number of patients may survive a severe head injury who otherwise would have died. Unfortunately some of these patients will be left severely disabled; (...)
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