Attitudes on end life care among Filipino neurologists on severely stroked incompetent patients / Amado M. San Luis.

By: San Luis, Amado M
2009Description: 179 leaves; 28 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeLOC classification: MSPH Sa26a 2009Online resources: Ask the librarian for the fulltext. Summary: Abstract: The neurologists are the most critical participants in the delivery of quality end of life care (Q-EOLC) among the severely stroked incompetent patients because they are tasked to make daily and thorough evaluation of the critically ill patients. To determine the attitude of Filipino neurologists in the delivery of EOLC in a case sample of severely stroked incompetent patient, a semi-structured interview of ten neurology consultants has been done by utilizing a descriptive qualitative design wherein patterns were derived from their answers. Data were analyzed over a month period using latent content analysis and constant comparison techniques (Field & Morse, 1985; Fox, 1982; Glaser & Strauss, 1967). Results show that Filipino neurologists are clinically adept at clinical management but show variability in their attitudes towards communication, therapeutic options, “DoNotResuscitate” measures and withdrawal/withholding options and ethical principles. All are against euthanasia and are emotionally under pressure when confronted with a dying patient.
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Thesis (M.S. in Public Health) UERMMMCI, 2009.

Abstract: The neurologists are the most critical participants in the delivery of quality end of life care (Q-EOLC) among the severely stroked incompetent patients because they are tasked to make daily and thorough evaluation of the critically ill patients. To determine the attitude of Filipino neurologists in the delivery of EOLC in a case sample of severely stroked incompetent patient, a semi-structured interview of ten neurology consultants has been done by utilizing a descriptive qualitative design wherein patterns were derived from their answers. Data were analyzed over a month period using latent content analysis and constant comparison techniques (Field & Morse, 1985; Fox, 1982; Glaser & Strauss, 1967). Results show that Filipino neurologists are clinically adept at clinical management but show variability in their attitudes towards communication, therapeutic options, “DoNotResuscitate” measures and withdrawal/withholding options and ethical principles. All are against euthanasia and are emotionally under pressure when confronted with a dying patient.

Master of Science in Public Health

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