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Table 5 Physicians’ experience to set of ethics domains (n = 58), 2021

From: Ethics knowledge, attitudes, and experiences of tertiary care pediatricians in Ethiopia

Practice question

Extent of physician’s agreement with the practice

Agree/strongly agree

A mature minor’s wish must always be respected

28 (48.3%)

Medical error, if any has to be told to the patient

35 (60.4%)

Confidentiality is important

54 (93.1%)

Doctors’ should make the decision not the patient

6 (10.3%)

Consent only for surgery-not for tests and medications

1 (1.7%)

Close relatives should always be told about patient condition

6 (10.3%)

Children should never be treated without consent of parent

13 (22.4%)

Doctors should refuse to treat a violent patient

1 (1.7%)

Ethical conduct is only important to avoid legal action

6 (10.3%)