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How Should Trainee Autonomy and Oversight Be Managed in the Setting of Overlapping Surgery?

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Title
How Should Trainee Autonomy and Oversight Be Managed in the Setting of Overlapping Surgery?
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AMA Journal of Ethics, April 2018
DOI 10.1001/journalofethics.2018.20.4.ecas3-1804
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Abstract

This case highlights an attending surgeon's conflicts between duty to care for individual patients, train independent surgeons, and serve a patient population in an efficient manner. Although oversight of surgical residents and multiple operating room scenarios can be conducted in an ethical manner, patients might not understand the realities of surgical training and clinical logistics without explicit disclosure. Central to the ethical concerns of the case are the attending surgeon's obfuscation of resident involvement and her insufficient oversight of two concurrent procedures. Full and proper informed consent, increased transparency, better planning, and improved communication could have prevented this difficult situation.

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Unknown 6 100%

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Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Doctoral Student 3 50%
Other 1 17%
Student > Master 1 17%
Unknown 1 17%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 2 33%
Computer Science 1 17%
Neuroscience 1 17%
Business, Management and Accounting 1 17%
Unknown 1 17%