Perception of the surgeon-dentist regarding the use of informed Consent in dental treatment

  • Cléa Adas Saliba Garbin Universidad Estadual Paulista - UNESP, Brasil
  • Artênio José Isper Garbin Universidad Estadual Paulista - UNESP, Brasil.
  • Cleide dos Anjos Santos Universidad Estadual Paulista - UNESP, Brasil
  • Patrícia Elaine Gonçalves Universidad Estadual Paulista - UNESP, Brasil.

Abstract

The objective of this study was to evaluate: the profile of the surgeon-dentist that undergoes a course in specialization at the Odontology Faculty of Aracatuba/UNESP, Brazil; if they requested informed consent from the patient and/or their legal representative before the realization of procedures, and if the treatment was decided upon with the patient. It was elaborated, validated and applied in questionnaire form, and the data obtained was analyzed by the program EPI-INFO 3.3 The conclusion was, given that surgeon-dentists still do not obtain any type of document before beginning treatment, a large percentage of them are totally vulnerable if submitted to ethical or legal prosecution and that it is necessary to be aware of this aspect.

Author Biographies

Profesora Adjunta, Departamento de Odontología Infantil y Social, Facultad de Odontología de Araçatuba, Universidad Estadual Paulista - UNESP, Brasil.

Profesor Doctor, Departamento de Odontología Infantil y Social, Facultad de Odontología de Araçatuba, Universidad Estadual Paulista - UNESP, Brasil.

Alumna Facultad de Odontología de Araçatuba, Universidad Estadual Paulista - UNESP, Brasil.

Alumna Programa de Posgrado en Odontología Preventiva y Social, Facultad de Odontología de Araçatuba, Universidad Estadual Paulista - UNESP, Brasil.

Keywords Informed consent, dentist-patient relations, odontology, bioethics
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Saliba Garbin, C., Isper Garbin, A., Anjos Santos, C., & Gonçalves, P. (2009). Perception of the surgeon-dentist regarding the use of informed Consent in dental treatment. Acta Bioethica, 15(1). Retrieved from https://actabioethica.uchile.cl/index.php/AB/article/view/16428/17095
Published
2009-01-01