RACP end-of-life survey

Ranjana Srivastava provides interesting commentary about the results of the Royal Australian College of Physicians survey of over 1,500 physicians to identify their knowledge and practice of advance care planning and end-of-life care. She says that while doctors overwhelmingly agreed that discussing end of life care was important, only a minority actually translated the intention into action. Just under half of the physicians felt insufficiently trained to undertake one of the most consequential conversations in the doctor-patient relationship. Only 17% of physicians expressed confidence in knowing the end of life preferences of their patients. Read the full article here.

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