A UK perspective on worldwide inadequacies in palliative care training : a short postgraduate course is proposed
Charlton, Rodger and Currie, Andrew (2008) A UK perspective on worldwide inadequacies in palliative care training : a short postgraduate course is proposed. The American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Vol.25 (No.1). pp. 63-71. ISSN 1049-9091Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1049909107307389
A chronological literature review illustrates how undergraduate and postgraduate education and training in the care of the dying and bereaved is inadequate worldwide. This is despite the foundation of the modern hospice movement in the United Kingdom in 1967 and its wider dissemination as a specialty in 1985. This situation has implications for those doctors working in both primary and secondary care, and this paper describes a 3-day course which has been successfully run in the "West Midlands, UK, since 1997 for family physicians in training. A pre-course survey of 250, with a response rate of 54%, in 2003 revealed that 100% of respondents felt that they needed further training, and 51.5% said that they had had no previous training in palliative care.
|Item Type:||Journal Item|
|Subjects:||R Medicine > R Medicine (General)|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Medicine > Warwick Medical School|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Palliative treatment -- Study and teaching (Continuing education) -- Great Britain, Terminal care -- Study and teaching (Continuing education) -- Great Britain, Bereavement|
|Journal or Publication Title:||The American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine|
|Publisher:||Sage Publications, Inc.|
|Official Date:||February 2008|
|Number of Pages:||9|
|Page Range:||pp. 63-71|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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