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    a riddle on that that other thread had me thinking - could a doctor operate on his son legally? im not well up wiv medical stuff lol just wondered
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    (Original post by horrorboy)
    a riddle on that that other thread had me thinking - could a doctor operate on his son legally? im not well up wiv medical stuff lol just wondered
    hmm ...i dnt think u can...cos of ethics and stuff. And the fathers personal feelings may interfere with what he's doin or sumthin. ..not sure!
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    I guess... why wouldn't he be allowed to? I guess he could ask not to do it in case it goes wrong he'll have loads of guilt. But I can't see why he wouldn't be allowed if he wanted to.
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    I guess... why wouldn't he be allowed to? I guess he could ask not to do it in case it goes wrong he'll have loads of guilt. But I can't see why he wouldn't be allowed if he wanted to.
    it could be a bit embarrasing though expecially if the operations in a certain place
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    (Original post by mik1a)
    I guess... why wouldn't he be allowed to? I guess he could ask not to do it in case it goes wrong he'll have loads of guilt. But I can't see why he wouldn't be allowed if he wanted to.
    I think thats actualy why they wouldn't let him/her - if the surgeon decided to let another surgeon operate and the son died he would blame himself for not doing it himself - its to prevent these difficult choises.
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    i think ethically it is wrong and not allowed because they would be reluctant to give up on the operation if it went wrong and would become too emotionally involved
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    (Original post by horrorboy)
    im not well up wiv medical stuff lol just wondered
    Neither am I, and I do not have a clue of what the answer to your question may be!
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    It's not illegal, however, it is not professional and does not (should not) happen.
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    (Original post by joyabbott)
    It's not illegal, however, it is not professional and does not (should not) happen.
    I'd assume it was something like standard precedure for another surgeon to operate unless there are no other surgeons (well obviously :rolleyes: ).
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    Yep...

    and lets face it, the families of doctors/surgeons don't generally have difficulty accessing treatment when it's required.
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    I don't think I would want a surgeon who might get emotionally involved.
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    ive just found out, yes it is legal :rolleyes:
    guess this is the end of my thread
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    (Original post by horrorboy)
    ive just found out, yes it is legal :rolleyes:
    guess this is the end of my thread
    but if the surgeon was at the top of his profession only carrying out the most riskiest/complex of operations, he may be one of very few able to carry out this procedure.. so it cant be illegal.. but off course if the procedure was just routine.. then another surgeon would have to take charge.
 
 
 
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