Influence of health workers’ fear of death on attitudes to end-of-life care: A multicentre survey-based hospital study with Bayesian analysis

Mainak Majumdar, Benjamin Paul, Julia Dubowitz


This study assessed whether personal fear of death may influence health professionals’ attitudes to caring for dying patients. The results suggest higher levels of anxiety about the death and dying of others were associated with discomfort starting discussions about end-of-life care, and that the belief that providing all treatment options should be prioritised over patient discomfort.

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