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The Conflicts of Ethics and Law on Patient's Surrogate

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified December 2010 by China Medical University Hospital.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
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First received: December 28, 2010
Last updated: NA
Last verified: December 2010
History: No changes posted

This study is a prospective cross-sectional survey study. The investigators developed self-administrated questionnaire and recruit 120 physicians in two hospitals and 60 lawyers from some law firms to this study.

To realize and compare the opinions of physicians and lawyers about controversial decision-making of surrogate.

Physician's Role

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Health Service Administration China Medical University (Chih-Jaan Tai)

Further study details as provided by China Medical University Hospital:

Estimated Enrollment: 120
Study Start Date: December 2010
Estimated Study Completion Date: July 2011
Estimated Primary Completion Date: May 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:

This study provides three real scenarios regarding dilemma between ethics and law when patient's surrogate may not represent patient's best interest:1. Parents ask physician resect their mentally handicapped daughter's uterus. 2. A son refuse physician's suggestion of surgical treatment for his mother, instead, wishes donating his mother's kidney to his son. 3. A mother decides to give up treatment for her son's head injury because of his rebel behavior before.

T-test, ANOVA and Logistic Regression will be used to analyze in this study.


Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
120 physicians in two hospitals

Inclusion Criteria:

  • resident
  • visiting Staff
  • chief resident

Exclusion Criteria:

  • intern
  • clerk
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01267890

Contact: Chih-Jaan Tai, Associate Professor 04-22053366 ext 6321

China Medical University Hospital Recruiting
Taichung, Taiwan, 40402
Contact: Chih-Jaan Tai, Associate Professor    04-22053366 ext 6321   
Sponsors and Collaborators
China Medical University Hospital
  More Information

Responsible Party: Chih-Jaan Tai, China Medical University Hospital Identifier: NCT01267890     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CMU-DMR99-IRB-254
Study First Received: December 28, 2010
Last Updated: December 28, 2010

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