Physicians were surveyed soon after graduation from medical school in 1976 to determine their attitudes toward death and terminally-ill patients and their families.
A follow-up survey of the 1093 respondents was made in 1986 to ascertain if changes had occurred in their attitudes.
Eight of the eleven Likert-type items showed statistically significant differences over time and by attitudes toward terminally-ill patients and their families.
These data present evidence to suggest that physicians in 1986 were more open in telling dying patients their prognosis than in 1976.
Mots-clés Pascal : Médecin, Personnel sanitaire, Attitude, Malade, Stade terminal, Mort, Etude longitudinale, Expérience professionnelle, Homme, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Physician, Health staff, Attitude, Patient, Terminal stade, Death, Follow up study, Professional experience, Human, United States, North America, America
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Cote : 94-0341817
Code Inist : 002B30A05. Création : 199406.