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Article: The preparedness of Hong Kong medical students towards advance directives and end-of-life issues

TitleThe preparedness of Hong Kong medical students towards advance directives and end-of-life issues
Authors
KeywordsAdvance directives
Hong Kong
Living wills
Questionnaires
Students, medical
Issue Date2010
PublisherHong Kong Academy of Medicine Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.hkjpsych.com/search.jsp
Citation
East Asian Archives Of Psychiatry, 2010, v. 20 n. 4, p. 155-162 How to Cite?
AbstractObjectives: To explore the preparedness of medical students towards advance directives and related end-of-life issues, and to examine background factors such as knowledge, attitudes, and experience concerning advance directives and related end-of-life issues. Methods: In 2007, 448 medical students in years 3 to 5 were surveyed at the Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong. Their knowledge, attitudes, and experiences of advance directives and related end-of-life issues, and their self-perceived preparedness to discuss these matters with patients were evaluated. Results: A total of 220 (49%) of the eligible students responded, of whom 79% supported the use of advance directives. Only 65 (30%) students were certain of what advance directives meant and 198 (90%) students felt that their knowledge of advance directives was inadequate. Also, 197 (90%) students felt unprepared about advance directives and end-of-life issues. Factors associated with positive attitude towards advance directives included religion and knowledge. No factors were found to be associated with self-perceived preparedness towards advance directives or end-of-life issues. Conclusions: Most of the medical students surveyed demonstrated a positive attitude towards advance directives and recognised the importance of advance directives. However, they felt that they were unprepared and lacking in knowledge and experience of advance directives and end-of-life issues. Wider range and more depth of education is needed to better equip medical students for future practice. © 2010 Hong Kong College of Psychiatrists.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/135420
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2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.331
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dc.contributor.authorCheung, TYen_HK
dc.contributor.authorChiu, MMen_HK
dc.contributor.authorKwok, TYen_HK
dc.contributor.authorChoi, WLen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLo, TKen_HK
dc.contributor.authorTing, WMen_HK
dc.contributor.authorYu, PHen_HK
dc.contributor.authorCheung, CYen_HK
dc.contributor.authorWong, JGen_HK
dc.contributor.authorChua, SEen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2011-07-27T01:34:56Z-
dc.date.available2011-07-27T01:34:56Z-
dc.date.issued2010en_HK
dc.identifier.citationEast Asian Archives Of Psychiatry, 2010, v. 20 n. 4, p. 155-162en_HK
dc.identifier.issn2078-9947en_HK
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dc.description.abstractObjectives: To explore the preparedness of medical students towards advance directives and related end-of-life issues, and to examine background factors such as knowledge, attitudes, and experience concerning advance directives and related end-of-life issues. Methods: In 2007, 448 medical students in years 3 to 5 were surveyed at the Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong. Their knowledge, attitudes, and experiences of advance directives and related end-of-life issues, and their self-perceived preparedness to discuss these matters with patients were evaluated. Results: A total of 220 (49%) of the eligible students responded, of whom 79% supported the use of advance directives. Only 65 (30%) students were certain of what advance directives meant and 198 (90%) students felt that their knowledge of advance directives was inadequate. Also, 197 (90%) students felt unprepared about advance directives and end-of-life issues. Factors associated with positive attitude towards advance directives included religion and knowledge. No factors were found to be associated with self-perceived preparedness towards advance directives or end-of-life issues. Conclusions: Most of the medical students surveyed demonstrated a positive attitude towards advance directives and recognised the importance of advance directives. However, they felt that they were unprepared and lacking in knowledge and experience of advance directives and end-of-life issues. Wider range and more depth of education is needed to better equip medical students for future practice. © 2010 Hong Kong College of Psychiatrists.en_HK
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherHong Kong Academy of Medicine Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.hkjpsych.com/search.jspen_HK
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dc.rightsEast Asian Archives of Psychiatry. Copyright © Hong Kong Academy of Medicine Press.-
dc.subjectAdvance directivesen_HK
dc.subjectHong Kongen_HK
dc.subjectLiving willsen_HK
dc.subjectQuestionnairesen_HK
dc.subjectStudents, medicalen_HK
dc.titleThe preparedness of Hong Kong medical students towards advance directives and end-of-life issuesen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
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