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Table 4 Obstacles (statements 4, 8, 9, 11 to 14) correlated with overall impression (statement 15)

From: Attitudes and educational needs of emergency doctors providing palliative and end-of-life care in Hong Kong: a cross-sectional analysis based on a self-report study

Statements number Statement Correlation coefficient P-value (Spearman rank correlation)
4 “My workplace does not have protocols or services addressing palliative and EOL issues.” 0.219 0.008*
8 “There is lack of access to palliative and EOL care specialists/ teams in the emergency department.” 0.172 0.039*
9 “Having no access to communication with palliative care physician affects my ability to provide EOL care in the emergency department.” 0.115 0.168
11 “I cannot identify patients who may need palliative and EOL care in the emergency department.” 0.171 0.040*
12 “My lack of training in palliative and EOL care affects my ability to provide this service.” 0.043 0.607
13 “Fear of lawsuits leads me away from offering palliative and EOL care to potential candidate.” 0.334 < 0.001*
14 “I do not have sufficient time during my shift to provide palliative and EOL care in the emergency department.” 0.213 0.010*
  1. Remarks
  2. Asterisk*: p < 0.05