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.