Ws-024 The Death Of A Patient: How Does It Affect Me?

Conference: 
Author(s): 
Verhoeven A. (Groningen), Schuling J. (Groningen), Maeckelberghe E. (Groningen)
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Aims and purpose: The purpose of this 2-hour workshop is reflection on and exchange of experiences of personal involvement when being confronted with the death of a patient.
Method: In small groups, we will exchange experiences how the death of a patient affects our professional and personal life. At the end of the workshop, we will situate the reported factors in a GP-patient model.
This model is the result of qualitative study among Dutch GPs on how they deal with the deathbed of a patient. In this model professional and personal values as well as influences of society qualify the position of the doctor when dealing with the death of a patient.
Learning objectives: At the end of the workshop, participants will be aware of factors that influence their care for dying patients and understand interpersonal and intercultural differences in this care. This may help them to deal with the death of a patient in future.
Conclusions: The presented model clarifies the complex situation of a doctor who is confronted with the death of a patient.
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WS-024
The death of a patient: how does it affect me?