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A Comparison of Attitudes of Physicians and Patients Regarding Communication and Decision-making in End-of-life Issues and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation at the University Hospital of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.269
Pages: 
656–62
Synopsis: 
Communication between physicians and patients regarding end-of-life issues and cardiopulmonary resuscitation was assessed using a questionnaire at the University Hospital of the West Indies. This study revealed the need for greater communication and physicians’ lack of confidence in their communication skills.

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e-Published: 22 Dec, 2017

Physicians’ Knowledge of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Guidelines and Current Certification Status at the University Hospital of the West Indies, Jamaica

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2013.267
Pages: 
739–43
Synopsis: 
Physician knowledge of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) protocols was suboptimal and current certification levels were low at the University Hospital of the West Indies. Increased training and recertification is necessary to improve physician knowledge, which is expected to result in improved performance of CPR.

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Objective: To determine physicians’ knowledge of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) guidelines at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI), Jamaica, and their current certification status in basic life support (BLS), advanced cardiac life support (ACLS), Paediatric life support (PALS) and advanced trauma life support (ATLS).

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04 Mar, 2014
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e-Published: 26 Aug, 2014
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