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Consent Requirements for Pelvic Examinations Performed for Training Purposes


Elaine Gibson


Dalhousie University - Schulich School of Law

Jocelyn Downie


Dalhousie University - Schulich School of Law

2012

184(1) CMAJ 1159 (2012)

Abstract:     
In 2010, The Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) and The Association of Professors of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of Canada (APOG) released an updated policy statement regarding pelvic examinations performed on women under anesthesia.

The updated statement, unlike the previous 2006 guideline that applied to “medical trainees” (explicitly including students and residents), for the most part only applies to “medical students”.

Pelvic examinations conducted for training purposes presumably constitute a battery in law, subject to the defence of consent.

Residents need to be covered by an SOGC and APOG policy statement regarding pelvic examinations for training purposes with the same requirements that the updated statement establishes for medical students.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 3

Keywords: battery, consent, pelvic examinations, medical treatment

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Date posted: July 3, 2013  

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Gibson, Elaine and Downie, Jocelyn, Consent Requirements for Pelvic Examinations Performed for Training Purposes (2012). 184(1) CMAJ 1159 (2012). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2288644

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Elaine Gibson (Contact Author)
Dalhousie University - Schulich School of Law ( email )
6061 University Avenue
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 4H9
Canada
Jocelyn Downie
Dalhousie University - Schulich School of Law ( email )
6061 University Avenue
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 4H9
Canada
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