Attitudes of pediatricians and pediatric residents toward obtaining permission for autopsy.
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
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0593638
Code Inist : 002B30A05. Création : 09/06/1995.