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Evaluating an evidence-based curriculum in undergraduate palliative care education: piloting a phase II exploratory trial for a complex intervention

Christian Schulz13, Mischa F Möller2*, Daniel Seidler3 and Martin W Schnell2

Author Affiliations

1 University Dusseldorf, Medical Faculty, Interdisciplinary Centre for Palliative Medicine, Moorenstraße 5, D-40225, Dusseldorf, Germany

2 Institute for Ethics and Communication in Healthcare Systems, School of Medicine, Faculty of Health, Witten/Herdecke University, Alfred-Herrhausen-Straße 50, D-58448, Witten, Germany

3 University Dusseldorf, Medical Faculty, Clinical Institute for Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, Moorenstraße 5, D-40225, Dusseldorf, Germany

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BMC Medical Education 2013, 13:1  doi:10.1186/1472-6920-13-1

Published: 4 January 2013

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Manual_UPCE_curriculum_Witten_2012.pdf. A manualised model curriculum in Undergraduate Palliative Care Education at Witten/Herdecke University. PDF-viewer required.

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Medical_interest_of_participants.pdf. Prior to the intervention the medical interest of participants was evaluated. PDF-viewer required.

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Post-interventional_intergroup-comparison_T2.pdf. Surplus statistical results, confirming the main results. PDF-viewer required.

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Changes_in_emotional_involvement.pdf. Emotional changes measured by the modified Differential Emotions Scale of the participants while attending the seminar “Communication with the dying patient”. PDF-viewer required.

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