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Perception and attitudes of medical students toward communication, chronic disease and death

Journal: International Journal of Basic & Clinical Pharmacology (Vol.3, No. 5)

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Page : 854-859

Keywords : Communication; Death; Dying patients; Medical students;

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Background: Medical students of today's world found difficulty in communication when they faced with dying patients, how they would feel, what are their perception about caring of patients with chronic disease. These are often unspoken and neglected issues. Methods: It was a cross-sectional comparative questionnaire based survey of the 2nd year medical students and interns. Students were evaluated using a questionnaire consisting of 15 Likert type statements. Results: Completed questionnaire received from 89 out of 100 students. All students strongly agreed upon the commutation with patients. Interns (37.03%) were strongly disagreed (p=0.001) on not curing the patient is a failure of doctors. Interns (32.58%) were significantly more likely to be less worried (p

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