RESULTS: A total of 1450 surveys were applied among medical professionals. Approximately one third of the respondents (n=497, 34.3%) were medical students. Other respondents included nurses (n=398, 27.0%), physicians (n=268 18.5%) and additional heath care staff (18.5%). Most respondents were female (59.2%) that reported having worked with patients for an average of 9.41±10.14 years. Most of the respondents stated that when a patient under their care dies, they themselves deliver the bad news to the family (63.7%, n=924). Conversely, in response to the question: “Have you ever undergone formal training in how to provide information to a patient’s family about death and dying?”, only 32.9% of the people that answered “yes”. The proportion of respondents that felt their training on the topic sufficed was not associated with profession or sex (non-significant associations both).