General Practitioners' ethical decision-making: does having been a patient make a difference?

As part of a Summer School project for a fourth year medical student, researchers from the University of Otago are looking for vocationally registered General Practitioners currently working at least 5/10ths in General Practice who would be interested in taking part in an interview investigating how they make decisions about various ethical situations.

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We would like to interview two groups of General Practitioners: those who have never had a serious illness (defined as causing four or more continuous weeks off work) and those who have had such an illness but who have now fully recovered.

The interview will take no more than 30 minutes. In the interview we will be asking you questions about your decision-making on ethical issues and you will be given four fictitious case vignettes to discuss.

You will not be asked any details about any health or illness information whichever group you are in, as what we are interested in is your decision-making processes. All data will be anonymised and securely kept.

We cannot financially compensate you for your time but we will ensure that you will receive a copy of any reports or papers published from this work.

For further details, please contact:
Ms Jessica Young, Assistant Research Fellow, phone (03) 479 4134 or email

This project is being supervised by Dr Katherine Hall and Associate Professor Chrystal Jaye and has been reviewed and approved by the Department of General Practice and Rural Health, Dunedin School of Medicine, University of Otago, and audited by the University of Otago Ethics Committee (project number D16/325).

Published: 3 October 2016 | Updated:

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