- To describe the status of palliative care education in the undergraduate medical curriculum and to offer recommendations for improvement.
- Review of literature on palliative care and of recently submitted grants on medical education for end-of-life care.
- English-language reports of educational programs targeted toward medical students were examined, as well as surveys of medical schools.
- Studies were reviewed by the authors to assess the quality of the educational program, evaluation methodology, and conclusions.
From over 9000 citations on palliative care and related topics that were retrieved from MEDLINE searches from 1980 through 1995, and from reviewing 14 palliative care journals published from 1985 through 1996,310 articles were identified that addressed medical education for end-of-life care, and 180 were carefully examined.
- While nearly all medical schools offer some formal teaching about end-of-life care, there is considerable evidence that current training is inadequate, most strikingly in the clinical years.
Teaching about palliative care is received favorably by students, positively influences student attitudes, and enhances communication skills. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Soin palliatif, Enseignement, Programme enseignement, Science médicale, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Palliative care, Teaching, Educational program, Medical science, Human
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0466467
Code Inist : 002B30A09. Création : 03/02/1998.