Table 2

Self-reported comfort levels in 3 clinical scenarios pre and post the academic half day (AHD) session.

Clinical Scenarios

Pre-AHD

Median (IQR)

Post-AHD

Median (IQR)

P Value


Address end-of-life issues

2 (1–3)

3 (3–4)

<0.001

Attention to psychosocial aspects of illness

3 (2–3)

3 (3–4)

0.001

Disclosure of error or adverse event

2 (2–3)

3 (2–4)

0.001


IQR = interquartile range.

Wong et al. BMC Medical Education 2009 9:9   doi:10.1186/1472-6920-9-9

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