Table 1

Self assessment of confidence in different domains of palliative care, overall (n = 101) and separately for the universities of Mainz (n = 76) and Göttingen (n = 25)

question

university

confident

n (%)

rather confident

n (%)

rather non confident n (%)

non confident n (%)

n =


(1)Regarding assessment and examination of patients with cancer pain I feel...

overall Mainz Göttingen

2 (2)

1 (1)

1 (4)

34 (34)

28 (37)

6 (24)

57 (56)

43 (57)

14 (56)

8 (8)

4 (5)

4 (16)

101

76

25


(2) Regarding the basic principles and contents of palliative care I feel...

overall Mainz Göttingen

3 (3)

3 (4)

0

30 (30)

20 (26)

10 (40)

59 (58)

46 (61)

13 (52)

9 (9)

7 (9)

2 (8)

101

76

25


(3) Regarding the integration of psychological aspects in the treatment and accompaniment of severely ill and dying patients I feel...

overall Mainz Göttingen

5 (5)

4 (5)

1 (4)

30 (30)

24 (31)

7 (28)

52 (51)

42 (55)

10 (40)

14 (14)

7 (9)

7 (28)

101

76

25


(4) Regarding the medical treatment of cancer pain I feel...

overall Mainz Göttingen

8 (8)

8 (11)

0

49 (49)

44 (58)

6 (24)

29 (29)

20 (26)

9 (36)

14 (14)

4 (5)

10 (40)

101

76

25


(5) Regarding the integration of spiritual aspects in the treatment and accompaniment of severely ill and dying patients I feel...

overall Mainz Göttingen

5 (5)

5 (7)

0

17 (17)

13 (17)

4 (16)

45 (45)

38 (50)

8 (32)

33 (33)

20 (26)

13 (52)

101

76

25


(6) Regarding the treatment of symptoms, which might occur in advanced cancer, I feel...

overall Mainz Göttingen

4 (4)

3 (4)

1 (4)

41 (41)

32 (42)

9 (38)

45 (45)

34 (45)

11 (45)

10 (10)

7 (9)

3 (13)

100

76

24


(7) Regarding communicating with severely ill and dying patients I feel...

overall Mainz Göttingen

7 (7)

5 (7)

2 (8)

36 (36)

29 (38)

7 (28)

40 (40)

30 (40)

10 (40)

17 (17)

11 (15)

6 (24)

101

76

25


(8) In explaining to a patient the inability to cure her/his disease, I feel...

overall Mainz Göttingen

2 (2)

1 (1)

1 (4)

17 (17)

12 (16)

5 (20)

44 (44)

36 (48)

8 (32)

37 (37)

26 (35)

11 (44)

100

75

25


(9) In explaining to a patient the change from a tumor specific treatment (e.g. chemotherapy) to palliative care I feel...

overall Mainz Göttingen

1 (1)

1 (1)

0

19 (19)

14 (19)

5 (20)

60 (59)

45 (59)

15 (60)

21 (21)

16 (21)

5 (20)

101

76

25


(10) Regarding the treatment of and accompaniment of terminally ill and dying patients I feel...

overall Mainz Göttingen

0

0

0

20 (20)

17 (23)

3 (12)

51 (50)

39 (51)

12 (48)

30 (30)

20 (26)

10 (40)

101

76

25


Weber et al. BMC Palliative Care 2011 10:19   doi:10.1186/1472-684X-10-19

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