Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2010  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 13--15

Attitude of Nigerian surgeons to intraoperative deaths


PE Iribhogbe 
 Department of Surgery, College of Medical Sciences, University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria

Correspondence Address:
P E Iribhogbe
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.


How to cite this article:
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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