Year : 2010 | Volume
: 13 | Issue : 1 | Page : 13--15
Attitude of Nigerian surgeons to intraoperative deaths
Department of Surgery, College of Medical Sciences, University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria
Objectives: To assess the attitude of Nigerian surgeons to intra operative deaths.
Method: A scenario based questionnaire on the subject was distributed to 100 participants at a National meeting of surgeons in Benin City in 2004.
Results: Sixty-three questionnaires were returned (Response rate of 63%). One questionnaire was disregarded having been completed by a histopathologist. Respondents included 50 consultant surgeons, 2 consultant anaesthetists, 8 senior registrars and 2 registrars from surgery. 21 (33.9%) respondents opined that the rest of the list be cancelled following an intra operative death while 41 (66.1%) felt the list should continue. Of the 62 respondents 31 (50%) had experienced death of a patient on elective list. Forty four (71%) respondents felt that the surgeons and anaesthetists involved in the intra operative death of a patient would benefit from psychotherapy.
Conclusion: This study revealed that surgeons of varied subspecialty interests would want the rest of the elective list to continue following the intra operative death of a patient but that some form of psychotherapy is given to the surgeons and anaesthetists involved.
P E Iribhogbe
Department of Surgery, College of Medical Sciences, University of Benin, Benin City
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Iribhogbe P E. Attitude of Nigerian surgeons to intraoperative deaths.Niger J Clin Pract 2010;13:13-15
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Iribhogbe P E. Attitude of Nigerian surgeons to intraoperative deaths. Niger J Clin Pract [serial online] 2010 [cited 2022 Aug 17 ];13:13-15
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