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Vol 45, No 4 (2013 Oct-Dec)
Review articles
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The procedure for death notification — “In Person, In Time…”

Krzysztof Sobczak
DOI: 10.5603/AIT.2013.0046
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Anaesthesiol Intensive Ther 2013;45(4):241-243.

open access

Vol 45, No 4 (2013 Oct-Dec)
Review articles
Submitted: 2014-01-06

Abstract

Informing of a patient’s death is difficult for physicians as well as patient’s families. Breaking bad news is part of clinical experience of physicians and existential experience of patient’s close relatives. The professional manner of death notification may effectively reduce the level of stress and other negative emotions in both parties involved. Special information procedures defining cardinal rules of professional death notification have been devised to help physicians in this process. One of them, created in the United States in the 1990s, is the communication protocol — “In Person, In Time” — Recommended Procedures for Death Notification”, discussed in the present paper.

Abstract

Informing of a patient’s death is difficult for physicians as well as patient’s families. Breaking bad news is part of clinical experience of physicians and existential experience of patient’s close relatives. The professional manner of death notification may effectively reduce the level of stress and other negative emotions in both parties involved. Special information procedures defining cardinal rules of professional death notification have been devised to help physicians in this process. One of them, created in the United States in the 1990s, is the communication protocol — “In Person, In Time” — Recommended Procedures for Death Notification”, discussed in the present paper.

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Keywords

patient’s death, information; patient’s death, physician; patient’s death, family; doctor-family relationship

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Title

The procedure for death notification — “In Person, In Time…”

Journal

Anaesthesiology Intensive Therapy

Issue

Vol 45, No 4 (2013 Oct-Dec)

Pages

241-243

DOI

10.5603/AIT.2013.0046

Bibliographic record

Anaesthesiol Intensive Ther 2013;45(4):241-243.

Keywords

patient’s death
information
patient’s death
physician
patient’s death
family
doctor-family relationship

Authors

Krzysztof Sobczak

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