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Discussing adverse outcomes with patients

Thomas H Gallagher and Afaf Girgis

in Handbook of Communication in Oncology and Palliative Care

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199238361
eISBN:
9780191730290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199238361.003.0028
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

Few communication challenges are as difficult for healthcare providers as talking with patients about adverse events, especially when the adverse event was due to a medical error. Ethicists and ... More


Challenges in communicating with ethnically diverse populations

Bejoy C Thomas, Joshua J Lounsberry, and Linda E Carlson

in Handbook of Communication in Oncology and Palliative Care

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199238361
eISBN:
9780191730290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199238361.003.0032
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

The incidence of cancer amongst these ethnic minorities is generally comparable to that of the host population. People from ethnically diverse backgrounds with cancer are at risk for poor outcomes ... More


A Time for Listening and Caring: Spirituality and the Care of the Chronically Ill and Dying

Christina M. Puchalski

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780195146820
eISBN:
9780199999866
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195146820.001.0001
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine and Older People

The connection between spirituality and health has received a lot of attention in both the scientific and lay presses. Is religion good for your health? Should doctors talk with their patients about ... More


Personal Experiences

Linda Centers

in Palliative Care in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: From diagnosis to bereavement, 2nd Edn

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199212934
eISBN:
9780191730368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212934.003.0021
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

This chapter provides a personal experience of someone who had taken care and lived with an ALS patient. It tells the story of Linda Centers, a healthcare provider and a daughter who cared for her ... More


Enrolment in clinical trials

Richard Brown and Terrance L Albrecht

in Handbook of Communication in Oncology and Palliative Care

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199238361
eISBN:
9780191730290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199238361.003.0020
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

Despite recent advances, the five-year survival rates for many cancers remains low, and there is a continued need for research to improve cancer outcomes. Clinical trials represent the gold standard ... More


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