Title: Fast Fact and Concept #4: Death Pronouncement
Author(s): Weissman, D.; Heidenreich, C.
The "Fast Fact and Concept" provided here in its entirety provides an overview of the procedure of Death Pronouncement in a hospital setting. Can be used for discussion during teaching rounds or as a handout to start a teaching conference.
Fast Fact #64: Informing significant others of a patients death
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Fast Facts and Concepts are developed and distributed as part of the National Internal Medicine Residency End-of-Life Education project, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
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Copyright Notice: Users are free to download and distribute Fast Facts for educational purposes only. Citation for referencing: Weissman, D. Fast Fact and Concepts #04: Death Pronouncement. June, 2000. End-of-Life Physician Education Resource Center www.eperc.mcw.edu.
Disclaimer: Fast Facts provide educational information, this information is not medical advice. Health care providers should exercise their own independent clinical judgment. Some Fast Fact information cites the use of a product in dosage, for an indication, or in a manner other than that recommended in the product labeling. Accordingly, the official prescribing information should be consulted before any such product is used.
Creation Date: 1/2000
Purpose: Instructional Aid, Teaching
|Training: Fellows, 3rd/4th Year Medical Students, PGY1 (Interns), PGY2-6, Physicians in Practice|
|Specialty: Anesthesiology, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics, Hematology/Oncology, Neurology, OB/GYN, Ophthalmology, Pulmonary/Critical Care, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Surgery|
ACGME Competencies: Interpersonal and Communication Skills, Patient Care
Keyword(s): Adult, Age, Autopsy/organ donation, Caring for families, Communications skills, Death pronouncement, Discussing hospice care, Family conference, Giving bad news, Negotiating treatment goals, Pediatric, Personal reflection, Prognosis
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