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Practice Management and Administration: Ethics |

Bad News: Are You Ready? Health Care Providers Perceptions Regarding Their Training to Deliver Bad News

Fernanda Duarte; Carlos Anaya; Sharon Einav; Constanza Morales; Fernando Aragon, MS; Joseph Varon
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Shaare Tzedek Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel


Copyright 2016, American College of Chest Physicians. All Rights Reserved.


Chest. 2016;149(4_S):A418. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2016.02.435
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SESSION TITLE: Ethics

SESSION TYPE: Original Investigation Slide

PRESENTED ON: Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

PURPOSE: To study health care workers perceptions regarding the sufficiency of their training in delivering bad news to patients or patients’ families.

METHODS: Following Institutional Review Board approval a questionnaire consisting of 30 questions was applied to 1450 healthcare workers and rotating medical students in eight countries and twelve cities. The questionnaire was self-applied and respondents remained anonymous to encourage honest disclosure. The main outcome measure was the proportion of respondents that felt they had been properly trained to deliver bad news.

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