The Conflicts of Ethics and Law on Patient's Surrogate
Recruitment status was: Recruiting
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.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
|Official Title:||Health Service Administration China Medical University (Chih-Jaan Tai)|
|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)|
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.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01267890
|China Medical University Hospital|
|Taichung, Taiwan, 40402|