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How Should Colleagues Respond to Diminishing Capacities of an Aging Surgeon?

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How Should Colleagues Respond to Diminishing Capacities of an Aging Surgeon?
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The AMA Journal of Ethic, October 2016
DOI 10.1001/journalofethics.2016.18.10.ecas2-1610
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Abstract

When an esteemed elderly colleague needs assistance completing procedures safely, fellow health professionals have the responsibility to respond in order to mitigate risk to patients. There is a strong ethical basis for bringing the surgeon's declining capacity to his or her attention as well as to the attention of others. Ongoing capacity assessments could be one method for tracking diminished capacities among surgeons so that they can stop practicing surgery before putting patients at risk.

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Unknown 12 100%

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Readers by professional status Count As %
Other 2 17%
Student > Ph. D. Student 2 17%
Student > Bachelor 2 17%
Professor 2 17%
Student > Doctoral Student 1 8%
Other 2 17%
Unknown 1 8%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 5 42%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 17%
Arts and Humanities 1 8%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 1 8%
Nursing and Health Professions 1 8%
Other 1 8%
Unknown 1 8%