Sharon S Carmody

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PURPOSE To examine medical students' emotional reactions to their "most memorable" patient death and the support they receive. METHOD In 2000-01, 65 third-year medical students at two Northeastern U.S. medical schools were randomly selected to participate in 60-90-minute interviews of open-ended and structured questions and a written questionnaire (using(More)
BACKGROUND There has been little research on the potential value of palliative care for dialysis patients. In this pilot study, we sought (i) to identify symptom burden, health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and advance directives in extremely ill haemodialysis patients to determine their suitability for palliative care and (ii) to determine the(More)
BACKGROUND The escalating demand for palliative care physicians has led to the proliferation of postgraduate fellowship programs to train physicians in the United States and Canada. There is currently little data regarding the extent to which clinical, research, educational or administrative skills and competencies have been incorporated into fellowship(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess the status of geriatric medicine (GM) fellows' training experiences in end-of-life care via self-report. DESIGN Anonymous surveys completed by mail, Web access, and telephone. SETTING U.S. accredited GM fellowship training programs. PARTICIPANTS Two hundred ninety-six surveys were sent to graduating GM fellows in 1- and 2-year(More)
Because of the high mortality rate of end-stage renal disease, nephrologists care for many dying patients. However, the education of nephrology fellows in palliative care has not been assessed. We surveyed second-year nephrology fellows to assess the quantity and quality of teaching they received in palliative medicine and also asked about their(More)
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