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How Do Medical Residents Discuss Resuscitation With Patients?
OBJECTIVE: To describe how medical residents discuss do-not-resuscitate (DNR) orders with patients. DESIGN: Prospective observational study. SETTING: Inpatient medical wards of one university tertiary care center, one urban ...
See One, Do One, Teach One? House Staff Experience Discussing Do-Not-Resuscitate Orders
BACKGROUND: Medical residents commonly discuss resuscitation decisions with hospitalized patients. Previous studies suggest that the quality of these discussions is poor. OBJECTIVE: To learn about residents' experience ...
Discussing Religious and Spiritual Issues at the End of Life: A Practical Guide for Physicians
(Working Group on Religious and Spiritual Issues at the End of Life, 2002-02-13)
As patients near the end of life, their spiritual and religious concerns may be awakened or intensified. Many physicians, however, feel unskilled and uncomfortable discussing these concerns. This article suggests how ...