Revista Medica Herediana
versión impresa ISSN 1018-130X
FERREIRA ARAUJO, Ana Carine et al. Publicações sobre aspectos éticos e consentimento informado na América LatinaPublications about ethical principles and informed consent in Latin America. Rev Med Hered [online]. 2011, vol.22, n.2, pp. 63-68. ISSN 1018-130X.
The application of the Informed Consent is an ethical obligation based on the Resolution 196/96 of the National Health Service (BRAZIL, 1996) and with respect to the in any treatment or surgery, especially when this may result in irreversible damage, as in the case of mutilating surgery. Objectives: To know how it is being cited the use of Informed Consent in articles about mutilating surgery, as well as identifying the frequency of publications about mutilating surgery mentioning the use of the Informed Consent; describe bioethical principles cited, identify the professional responsible for the implementation of the Informed Consent in patients undergoing mutilating procedures. Material and methods: A descriptive exploratory study which aimed to obtain the state of the art on the use of Informed Consent in mutilating surgeries in the period of 2000 to 2005, with the source of information summaries and/or articles published in LILACS electronic database. Results: Informed Consent was related to use in research and in general surgery and we found that in mutilating surgery is the consent is not being used. We identified the association of Informed Consent with the legal and ethical responsibility of the physician. Conclusions: The applicability of the Informed Consent is evident, however its importance was shown in secondary way in the abstracts analyzed, pointing the need for further exploration of the subject. It’s recommended that health professionals reflect on the use of Resolution 196/96 in their care practices.(Rev Med Hered 2011;22:63-68).
Palabras llave : Informed consent; surgery; ethics; publications.