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  1. Death notification in the emergency department : a survey of residents and attending physicians.

    Article - En anglais

    Study objective

    To delineate the topics discussed with families during the death notification process and to identify which of these topics are stressful to the physician.

    Also, the survey served as a needs assessment in designing an educational program for emergency medicine residents in death notification.

    Design and participants

    Forty-five residents and 20 attendings physicians in emergency medicine at the Medical College of Pennsylvania were given an anonymous, self-administered, 47-item questionnaire seeking demographic information and assessing topics discussed during notification, perceived importance to the family of these topics, and the stressfulness of these topics.


    One hundred percent of the participants responded to the survey.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Relation soignant famille, Médecin, Communication information, Mort, Rôle professionnel, Stress, Homme, Service hospitalier, Urgence

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Health staff family relation, Physician, Information communication, Death, Occupational role, Stress, Human, Hospital ward, Emergency

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

    Cote : 93-0555132

    Code Inist : 002B30A05. Création : 199406.