Training Surgeons and the Informed Consent Discussion in Paediatric Patients: A Qualitative Study Examining Trainee Participation Disclosure

Training Surgeons and the Informed Consent Discussion in Paediatric Patients: A Qualitative Study Examining Trainee Participation Disclosure
Chang, K. Bhanot, S. Grant, A. Fecteau, M. Camp
Orthopaedic Proceedings, 17 July 2020; 102-B supplement 6
Open Access
Excerpt
The process of obtaining informed consent is an important and complex pursuit, especially within a paediatric setting. Medical governing bodies have stated that the role of the trainee surgeon must be explained to patients and their families during the consent process. Despite this, attitudes and practices of surgeons and their trainees regarding disclosure of the trainee’s participation during the consent process has not been reported in the paediatric setting.

Nineteen face-to-face interviews were conducted with surgical trainees and staff surgeons at a tertiary level paediatric hospital in Toronto, Canada. These were transcribed and subsequently thematically coded by three reviewers…

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