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Student attitudes towards death, and caring for the dying

Title:Investigation of student attitudes towards death, and caring for the dying
Principal research question:This study seeks to examine how medical students’ and junior doctors’ attitudes towards end of life care develop.
Background:The aims of the study are to investigate the range of attitudes among first year pre-clinical medical students concerning their role in caring for patients at the end of life, and how these attitudes are influenced by a) their experiences prior to and outside the course and b) their experiences during the course
Methodology description:This is a longitudinal qualitative study in which in-depth interviews have been conducted with 17 Year 1 pre-clinical students. The same students will be interviewed in subsequent years.
Sample group description:Sample of students to be approached for inclusion in the study was based on a) differing experience of close personal loss, b) score on Templar Death Anxiety Scale and c) first language.
Outcome measure description:Better understanding of student attitudes towards death and care of the dying
Project organisation
Start date:1st September 2007
End date:31st December 2020
Contact person:Dr Stephen Barclay
Contact Details:Address: General Practice & Primary Care Research Unit
Institute of Public Health
University Forvie Site, Robinson Way
Telephone: (01223) 763082
Fax: 01223 762515
E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Last Updated on Thursday, 05 February 2009 23:21  

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