Journal article

'Operating is the easy part': Surgeons' decision-making processes and responses to parental requests for elective paediatric appearance-altering facial surgery

Lauren Notini, Lynn Gillam, Merle Spriggs, Anthony Penington

Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2019


Awarded by Australian Research Council

Funding Acknowledgements

We would like to thank the 22 surgeons who took the time to participate in this study. This research was supported by a Discovery Project Grant from the Australian Research Council (DP130100454). We acknowledge the infrastructure funding received from the Victorian State Government through the Operational Infrastructure Support (OIS) Program. Dr Lauren Notini's work on this project was funded by an Australian Postgraduate Award. Dr Notini also received funding from the Children's Bioethics Centre, Royal Children's Hospital (Pratt Bioethics Education Bursary), University of Melbourne (Melbourne Abroad Travelling Scholarship), and the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne (Population Health Investing in Research Student Training Award), enabling her to present some of the findings of this study during the 2014 Communication, Medicine and Ethics (COMET) Conference in Lugano, Switzerland and the 2014 Appearance Matters Conference in Bristol, England. Funding sources were not involved in the study design, in the collection, analysis and interpretation of data, in the writing of the manuscript, or in the decision to submit the manuscript for publication.