"Physician and Registered Nurse Moral and Psychological Distress in Treatment of Terminally Ill Patients"
On behalf of faculty and staff here at Weill Cornell's Center for Research on End-of-Life Care, we would like to congratulate first year medical student Jason Lambden on his acceptance into the 2016 Medical Student Training in Aging Research (MSTAR) Program.
There has been increasing evidence that healthcare providers at all levels experience significant psychological distress in caring for patients at the end-of-life. Studies have suggested that a major source of this distress is from aggressive and futile care, or care clinicians feel forced to provide that they do not believe to be in the patient's best interest. Jason believes, this psychological distress can have significant consequences for clinicians and the healthcare system as a whole. Through hi MSTAR research, Jason hopes to better understand the causes and implications of psychological distress as it pertains to futile care at the end-of-life.
Jason hopes that through his MSTAR experience will allow him to improve as a researcher, and he hopes to explore a career as an academic clinician.