The patient's right to information in Japan-legal rules and doctor's opinions.
A questionnaire survey concerning informed consent was administrated among Japanese physicians in Yamaguchi prefecture.
The survey results showed that even though these Japanese physicians are willing to give their patients sufficient information to obtain informed consent, the discretion of the physician to provide information is still prevalent.
The survey also revealed that Japanese physicians believe that information regarding the treatment to be administrated should be fully disclosed both in cases when the treatment is still experimental and when it is established among specialists.
Finally, the survey showed that despite the liberal attitude of the Japanese physicians toward informed consent, they are reluctant to make medical records accessible to the patients.
Mots-clés Pascal : Asie, Relation médecin malade, Consentement éclairé, Information biomédicale, Dossier médical, Enquête, Médecin, Milieu familial, Homme, Japon
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Asia, Physician patient relation, Informed consent, Biomedical information, Medical record, Inquiry, Physician, Family environment, Human, Japan
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 91-0501209
Code Inist : 002B30. Création : 199406.