Poster Presentation

Friday, July 13, 2007
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

Friday, July 13, 2007
3:15 PM - 4:00 PM
This presentation is part of : Poster Presentation III
Informed consent in the Taiwanese women who received in vitro fertilization treatment
Tsann-Juu Su, RN, PhD, School and Graduate Institute of Nursing, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan
Learning Objective #1: concern the informed consent in high-technology treatment.
Learning Objective #2: understand the insufficency of informed consent in the women with high-technology treatment.

The high technology treatment improved the effects of the traditional treatment. But, there are some ethics issues in it at the same time. The purpose of this study was to explore the informed consent of the women who receiving in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment. Under survey, the setting was one medical center in northern Taiwan. 60 women who received IVF treatment were recruited. All subjects completed questionnaire at the day of embryo transferred. The questionnaire was the Check List of Informed Consent.
The results: More than 70% of subjects were informed the infertile history. Less than 60% of subjects were informed the assessment of IVF. More than 80% of subjects were informed both of the positive and negative effects in the IVF treatment. Informed the long-term effects of IVF were neglected in these subjects. The exposition about prevention and management of the complications were neglected either. All of the subjects received the IVF under their own agreement. Self, couple and physician were the significant others who conducted the subjects’ decision making. Conclusion: Understanding of the medical informed in these subjects was focused on the present situations of treatment. There were less understanding in the future or following situations of the treatment. We suggested that the medical informed of IVF should be included the illumination and assessment of the short-term and long-term procedures or effects about the treatment.


Key words: in vitro fertilization, medical informed, informed consent, infertility