A Decade Beyond Medical School: A Longitudinal Study of Physician's Attitudes Toward Death and Terminally-Ill Patients
Dickinson, George E.
Tournier, Robert E.
Social Science and Medicine. 1994 May; 38(10): 1397-1400.
Physicians were surveyed soon after graduation from medical school in 1976 to determine their attitudes toward death and terminally-ill patients and their families. A follow-up survey of the 1093 respondents was made in 1986 to ascertain if changes had occurred in their attitudes. Eight of the eleven Likert-type items showed statistically significant differences over time and by attitudes toward terminally-ill patients and their families. These data present evidence to suggest that physicians in 1986 were more open in telling dying patients their prognosis than in 1976.
Attitudes; Attitudes to Death; Consultation; Death; Disclosure; Dying Patients; Education; Evaluation; Evaluation Studies; Medical Education; Medical Schools; Patients; Physician Patient Relationship; Physicians; Prognosis; Psychological Stress; Referral and Consultation; Schools; Survey; Terminal Care; Terminally Ill; Truth Disclosure;
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