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  1. Attitudes of pediatricians and pediatric residents toward obtaining permission for autopsy.

    Article - En anglais


    To investigate attending phgsician and resident attitudes and factors affecting autopsy consent.


    A validated, self-report, multiple-choice questionnaire was administered to 158 phgsicians.


    The overall response rate was 113 (72%), with 57 (85%) of 67 pediatric residents and 51 (56%) of 91 attending phgsicians responding.

    The status of five respondents was unknown.

    Most respondents (98%) believed autopsies provide valuable information ; phgsicians who had graduated before 1980 were more likely to believe that the benefits of autopsy should be taught (P¾. 002).

    Autopsy was considered unnecessarg by 20% (22/112) when the disease was known before death and by 11% (12/112) when the patient was designated « do not resuscitate ».

    Mots-clés Pascal : Autopsie, Attitude, Médecin, Pédiatrie, Relation soignant famille, Enfant, Homme

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Autopsy, Attitude, Physician, Pediatrics, Health staff family relation, Child, Human

    Logo du centre Notice produite par :
    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 94-0593638

    Code Inist : 002B30A05. Création : 09/06/1995.