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Decisions at the end of life: an empirical study on the involvement, legal understanding and ethical views of preregistration house officers
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    We should not engage in futile discussion of resuscitation
    • Idris Baker, Consultant in Palliative Medicine
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      • Luke Feathers, Specialist Registrar in Palliative Medicine, Leicester

    Dear Editor,

    We agree with Schildman and colleagues1 that there is a need for better information about doctors’ and patients' thoughts on resuscitation decision making and that good teaching of medical ethics to undergraduates is likely to be a key step in ensuring sound decision-making by doctors.

    Among their important findings are those showing that most doctors who have been formally trained in clinica...

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