Can doctors have medical students treat patients under anesthesia without the patient's consent?

This is like when a patient's informed consent is ignored and a student can do these procedures without the patient's knowledge. Even in a teaching hospital.

In the end the informed consent is overridden. Like for gynecologic exams?

Can someone who is a medical person explain that. Any other replies are welcome, respectfully..

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  • Anonymous
    5 months ago

    there are doctors who educate other doctors in a specialty practice. technically, while still being students they already have several doctorate degrees in medical-practices.

    for example: oncology.

    • Chae- Won5 months agoReport

      In so many words are they allowed to do gynecological procedures without Informed Consent. Implied?

  • 5 months ago

    Ok, now explain in detail here. Are you saying that interns could do those procedures under a general consent? Now in plain language can interns do these exams without the patient knowing? Like a blanket consent? Four states have now outlawed this. 46 states are in the process of overturning and if I were in that situation I would explicitly state that this will NOT happen... No interns, no doctors aside from the doctor doing the surgery....

  • In
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    A medical student is not licensed to practice medicine, and no medical facility would allow a student to treat a patient.

    • Chae- Won5 months agoReport

      That is not true ... https://www.forbes.com/sites/paulhsieh/2018/05/14/pelvic-exams-on-anesthetized-women-without-consent-a-troubling-and-outdated-practice/#4c3b17807846

  • 5 months ago

    In a teaching hospital, the consent form for ANY procedure explicitly IS consent for interns to perform under the supervision of a fully licensed physician.

    That said, unless the patient is unconscious, it is generally IMPOSSIBLE for an intern to perform the procedure without the patient knowing.

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