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Dealing with the death of a long term patient; what is the impact and how do podiatrists cope?

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Foot and Ankle Research, August 2017
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Title
Dealing with the death of a long term patient; what is the impact and how do podiatrists cope?
Published in
Journal of Foot and Ankle Research, August 2017
DOI 10.1186/s13047-017-0219-0
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Authors

Kristy Robson, Cylie M Williams

Abstract

It is common for podiatrists and patients to develop long term professional relationships. Patient's decline in health or death may impact a practitioner's mental wellbeing. This research aimed to understand the impact of long term patient death on podiatrists and identify coping strategies. Australian podiatrists were eligible to participate if they had been practicing longer than 5 years and experienced the death of a long term patient in the previous 12 months. Individual semi-structured interviews were conducted with podiatrists and were audio-recorded, transcribed verbatim and individually analysed to identify key themes. Interpretative phenomenological analysis was used to explore the perceptions of podiatrists on the personal and professional impact following the death of a long term patient. Fifteen podiatrists (11 female) with a median of 15 (range 8-50) years' experience participated. Three major themes emerged: acknowledging connections, willing to share and listen, and creating support through starting the conversation. Participants indicated importance in recognition of the emotional influence of professional-patient relationships. They also discussed the importance of debriefing about death with the right person, which was most commonly colleagues. Participants talked about the emotional impact of death, suggesting the need for supporting discussion and resources, especially for new graduates. Death and dying can be an emotive topic and one which podiatrists may not be prepared for, yet likely to have to deal with throughout their career. These findings enable a better understanding of the impact of patient death and provide possible future directions for the profession to better support podiatrists in this area.

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Geographical breakdown

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Unknown 22 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 4 18%
Student > Ph. D. Student 3 14%
Student > Postgraduate 2 9%
Researcher 2 9%
Student > Bachelor 2 9%
Other 3 14%
Unknown 6 27%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 7 32%
Medicine and Dentistry 3 14%
Social Sciences 2 9%
Psychology 2 9%
Neuroscience 1 5%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 7 32%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 13. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 12 December 2017.
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#1,025,383
of 12,287,089 outputs
Outputs from Journal of Foot and Ankle Research
#88
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#38,653
of 269,739 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Journal of Foot and Ankle Research
#7
of 16 outputs
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