Co-Editor - The PMFA Journal
Andrew Burd is a British trained Plastic Surgeon, a Harvard trained Scientist, a School of Life trained Educator and a Pragmatic Ethicist. He was the Professor of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and the Centenary Professor of Regenerative Medicine and Translational Science at the School of Tropical Medicine in Kolkata, India. He is currently completing his PhD looking at the potential for Big Data to influence Health Policy. He is the founding and current Editor of The PMFA Journal. He is a staunch patient advocate with uncompromising views on patient safety.
We all know what snoring is, but do we understand what snoring means?
Gross Negligence Manslaughter in Healthcare: The medico-legal dilemma (part 22) – The prone position
How much does the position of a patient add to the risk of a surgical procedure? This is an extremely important question, and the answer is far from simple.
Gross Negligence Manslaughter in Healthcare: The medico-legal dilemma (part 21) - Clinical practice guidelines and indictments
Because of liability issues there is a reluctance to make clinical practice guidelines (CPG) statutory requirements; that is to say, guidelines are ‘suggestions’, not ‘instructions’. And why is this important to this case?