Communication in oncology

Nocera, Franca (2013) Communication in oncology. Multidisciplinary Journal of Women's Health (MJWH), 2 (1). pp. 1-3. ISSN 2281-3403

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Nowadays we are reminded everyday that breaking bad news to patients and families is one of the most difficult and demanding tasks that doctors have to face. Giving out bad news is something that makes us fear the unknown and move between different approaches, from downplaying the severity of the situation, to not caring about the consequences that our information will have on the patients’ lives. The communication process between doctor and patient is also critical after the need of informed consent. Emotional support is fundamental to avoid patients feeling abandoned when coping with difficult situations. Ethical obligations and behavior codes must be learned and practiced by doctors to improve doctor-patient empathy

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Communication in oncology, empathy, psychosocial needs
Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 610 Medicina e salute (Classificare qui la tecnologia dei servizi medici)
Depositing User: Danilo Dezzi
Date Deposited: 18 Apr 2014 09:47
Last Modified: 18 Apr 2014 09:48

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