Friday, November 11, 2005

Attitudes of surgeons towards palliation in cancer

September's Archives of Surgery has a paper examining surgeon's training experiences in palliative care and attitudes towards what they describe as "palliation in cancer."  The study was based on a survey of a heterogeneous group of surgeons in the Sacramento area.  Like most of the rest of the world, the surgeons evaluated had zero to little palliative care training (almost none in residency and fellowship--altho most had been practicing for over a decade--and about half had had a few hours of palliative care CME).  What an opportunity....

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