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AbstractEffective resuscitation requires physicians and others with the training and skills to perform difficult procedures under stressful conditions, yet there can be no physicians with the necessary experience unless they first have opportunities to learn and practice these skills. Some educators have recommended that physicians in training learn these techniques by practicing on recently deceased patients, since these patients cannot be harmed by the procedures....In response to a request that our hospital ethics committee formulate a policy on this matter, we conducted an anonymous national survey of the directors of U.S. training programs in adult and pediatric critical care and emergency medicine, as listed in the
New England Journal of Medicine. 1994 Dec 15; 331(24): 1652-1655.