Perceived skills in palliative medicine of newly qualified doctors in the UK
UNSPECIFIED (2000) Perceived skills in palliative medicine of newly qualified doctors in the UK. JOURNAL OF PALLIATIVE CARE, 16 (4). pp. 27-32. ISSN 0825-8597Full text not available from this repository.
Aim: To ascertain the perceived skills of students at U.K. medical schools in palliative medicine. Design: A validated questionnaire survey. Participants: Newly qualified U.K, pre-registration house officers (PRHOs). Measures: A Likert scale from 0 to 5 for respondents to rate their perceived skills in four clinical scenarios, and their anxiety in caring for the dying. Results: Mean confidence rating in breaking bad news was 2.9, in ability to empathize was 3.2, in discussing prognosis was 3.3, and in providing symptom control was 2.8. Mean anxiety rating in caring for a dying patient was 2.9. Of the comments, 24% wished for more "hands on" experience and 23% suggested further curriculum recommendations. Conclusion: Teaching of palliative medicine is still inadequate for the needs of recently qualified doctors. Although PRHOs have identified a need for further instruction there is also acknowledgment that it is a difficult subject to teach. Recommendations are made for coordination of current interdepartmental teaching prog rams.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
|Journal or Publication Title:||JOURNAL OF PALLIATIVE CARE|
|Publisher:||CENTER BIOETHICS CLIN RES INST MONTREAL|
|Number of Pages:||6|
|Page Range:||pp. 27-32|
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