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  1. Changing attitudes about end-of-life decision making of medical students during third-year clinical clerkships.

    Article - En anglais

    To better define the learning objectives of ethics curricula and evaluate changes in medical students'attitudes about end-of-life decision making, enrolled students (N=96) of a pilot medical ethics program were surveyed at the beginning and end of their third-year clinical clerkship about their experiences and attitudes about end-of-life decision making.

    At the end of their clinical clerkship year, the majority of students had participated in end-of-life decisions, prioritized patient autonomy and quality-of-life issues, were concerned about legal liability, were polarized over issues such as physician-assisted suicide, and gained confidence in their ethical decision-making ability.

    To train future physicians such that clinical practice is consistent with ethical guidelines and legislation on end-of-life care, medical ethics curricula should focus on symptom relief clarification of legal issues, and resolution of conflicts between personal beliefs and public opinion about such issues as physician-assisted suicide.

    Appropriate role-modeling and mentoring by residents and attending physicians should also be emphasized.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Etudiant, Médecine, Attitude, Perception sociale, Prise décision, Suicide assisté, Euthanasie, Ethique, Personnel sanitaire, Homme

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Student, Medicine, Attitude, Social perception, Decision making, Assisted suicide, Euthanasia, Ethics, Health staff, Human

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 99-0343543

    Code Inist : 002B30A05. Création : 14/12/1999.