An exploratory study of the pattern of consent for autopsy in a regional hospital setting.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/209234
Title:
An exploratory study of the pattern of consent for autopsy in a regional hospital setting.
Authors:
Kaar, T K; Dunne, E A; O'Sullivan, S T; O'Donnell, J A; Kirwan, W O; Brady, M P
Affiliation:
Department of Surgery, Cork University Hospital, Wilton.
Citation:
Ir J Med Sci. 1996 Jan-Mar;165(1):7-9.
Journal:
Irish journal of medical science
Issue Date:
3-Feb-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/209234
PubMed ID:
8867487
Abstract:
A prospective study of the pattern of responses to requests for autopsy in a general surgical unit was performed. Information on the characteristics of the deceased, of the requestee and of the requester was documented in the case of 66 patients who died while in hospital. Permission to perform autopsy was not requested in 39 out of 66 cases and this was the most frequent contributory factor to the low rate of autopsy. Once a decision to grant or refuse autopsy is made by relatives of the deceased, the decision is unlikely to be reversed. Permission to perform autopsy was more likely to be sought when the deceased was male than when deceased was female. The relatives of patients who had recently undergone surgery were more likely to refuse permission for autopsy than were those of patients who had not had recent surgery.
Language:
eng
MeSH:
Age Distribution; Aged; *Autopsy/standards; Female; *General Surgery; *Hospitals, County; Humans; Informed Consent; Male; Prospective Studies; Sex Distribution
ISSN:
0021-1265 (Print); 0021-1265 (Linking)

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorKaar, T Ken_GB
dc.contributor.authorDunne, E Aen_GB
dc.contributor.authorO'Sullivan, S Ten_GB
dc.contributor.authorO'Donnell, J Aen_GB
dc.contributor.authorKirwan, W Oen_GB
dc.contributor.authorBrady, M Pen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-03T15:15:49Z-
dc.date.available2012-02-03T15:15:49Z-
dc.date.issued2012-02-03T15:15:49Z-
dc.identifier.citationIr J Med Sci. 1996 Jan-Mar;165(1):7-9.en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0021-1265 (Print)en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0021-1265 (Linking)en_GB
dc.identifier.pmid8867487en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/209234-
dc.description.abstractA prospective study of the pattern of responses to requests for autopsy in a general surgical unit was performed. Information on the characteristics of the deceased, of the requestee and of the requester was documented in the case of 66 patients who died while in hospital. Permission to perform autopsy was not requested in 39 out of 66 cases and this was the most frequent contributory factor to the low rate of autopsy. Once a decision to grant or refuse autopsy is made by relatives of the deceased, the decision is unlikely to be reversed. Permission to perform autopsy was more likely to be sought when the deceased was male than when deceased was female. The relatives of patients who had recently undergone surgery were more likely to refuse permission for autopsy than were those of patients who had not had recent surgery.en_GB
dc.language.isoengen_GB
dc.subject.meshAge Distributionen_GB
dc.subject.meshAgeden_GB
dc.subject.mesh*Autopsy/standardsen_GB
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_GB
dc.subject.mesh*General Surgeryen_GB
dc.subject.mesh*Hospitals, Countyen_GB
dc.subject.meshHumansen_GB
dc.subject.meshInformed Consenten_GB
dc.subject.meshMaleen_GB
dc.subject.meshProspective Studiesen_GB
dc.subject.meshSex Distributionen_GB
dc.titleAn exploratory study of the pattern of consent for autopsy in a regional hospital setting.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Surgery, Cork University Hospital, Wilton.en_GB
dc.identifier.journalIrish journal of medical scienceen_GB
dc.description.provinceMunster-

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