oa Central African Journal of Medicine - Teaching the management of terminal illness in Zimbabwe

Volume 31, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 0008-9176



Some of the inadequacies apparent in the management of terminal illness in developed countries are mentioned and objectives for improving our own medical education stated. The work of the Hospice is seen as a unique tool for achieving these objectives. Relevant changes in the medical curriculum at both preclinical and clinical levels are descriptionbed. Student reactions to the preclinical seminar are evaluated. Clinical Student attachment to a hospice care giver is descriptionbed; the findings in 22 patients interviewed by 39 students are summarised.

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