An educational intervention to improve resident comfort with communication at the end of life.

@article{Smith2013AnEI,
  title={An educational intervention to improve resident comfort with communication at the end of life.},
  author={Lane M. Smith and P. O'Sullivan and Bernard Lo and Hubert T. Chen},
  journal={Journal of palliative medicine},
  year={2013},
  volume={16 1},
  pages={
          54-9
        }
}
BACKGROUND Approximately 20% of deaths in the United States occur in the intensive care unit (ICU). Physician trainees lack the practical communication skills required for end-of-life care, including establishing patient preferences, participating in shared decision making, discussing prognosis, and delivering bad news. Utilizing facilitated, case-based, peer interactions, we sought to assess the feasibility and impact of a novel resident curriculum in end-of-life education. METHODS The study… CONTINUE READING
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