Questions for the Surgeon (General)
Can I record our conversation so that I don't miss any important information?
How common is my tumour?
Are there further tests that I need to have?
What is the aim of my surgery?
How often have you done this type of surgery?
Is surgery absolutely necessary?
Do I have a choice of treatments?
How much time do I have to think about this?
Are there any advantages or disadvantages of using the private versus the public health system?
What is your opinion about the best treatment for me?
What will be the costs throughout my treatment eg. ongoing medication and operation costs?
Am I eligible for benefits if I cannot work?
What information is available about my tumour and the surgery? eg. books, websites, publications.
Are there any complimentary therapies that you believe may be helpful or that are known to be bad for me?
How commonly do the risks outlined on the craniotomy consent form occur?
Are you concerned for about any particular complications?