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Medical students talking to hospice patients

Gadoud, Amy and Jones, Lesley and Johnson, Miriam and Adcock, Yousef and Arolker, Milind and Barnes, Julia (2012) Medical students talking to hospice patients. Clinical Teacher, 9 (1). pp. 9-13. ISSN 1743-4971

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Abstract

Background: All newly qualified doctors will look after patients in the last stages of life. Context: This article is a review of the literature regarding medical students learning from hospice patients, focusing on practical concerns of relevance to those involved in organising or conducting medical student teaching. Innovation: Medical students have increasing opportunities to learn about palliative care from talking to patients in a hospice. This resource is not fully utilised, in part because of concerns about patient and student welfare. These concerns are not supported by current research findings, including a qualitative interview study of patients and staff. Implications: We would encourage course coordinators to use opportunities for medical students to talk to hospice patients in order to enhance the education of medical students.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Clinical Teacher
Subjects:
Departments: Faculty of Health and Medicine > Health Research
ID Code: 80202
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 27 Jun 2016 11:42
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 18 Dec 2017 07:48
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/80202

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