The Conflicts of Ethics and Law on Patient's Surrogate

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Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified December 2010 by China Medical University Hospital.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : December 29, 2010
Last Update Posted : December 29, 2010
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China Medical University Hospital

Brief Summary:

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.

Condition or disease
Physician's Role

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.

Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 120 participants
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 Primary Completion Date : May 2011
Estimated Study Completion Date : July 2011

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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Older Adult
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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To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.

Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): 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

Responsible Party: Chih-Jaan Tai, China Medical University Hospital Identifier: NCT01267890     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CMU-DMR99-IRB-254
First Posted: December 29, 2010    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: December 29, 2010
Last Verified: December 2010

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