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Handbook of Communication in Oncology and Palliative Care

David Kissane, Barry Bultz, Phyllis Butow, and Ilora Finlay (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199238361
eISBN:
9780191730290
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199238361.001.0001
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

This book provides clinicians with practical and evidence-based guidelines to achieve effective, patient-centred communication in the areas of cancer and palliative care. It breaks communication down ... More


Communication in advanced illness

Raimundo Correa, Julia Ridley, and Camilla Zimmermann

in Palliative Medicine: A case-based manual

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199694143
eISBN:
9780191739255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199694143.003.0010
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

This chapter presents a case study to illustrate the desired skills, attitudes, and knowledge required for communication in advanced illness. It addresses several questions such as: What are the ... More


End-of-life communication training

Tomer Levin and Joseph S Weiner

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/9780199238361.003.0019
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

Experience alone is not enough to ensure optimal doctor-patient communication at the end of life — formal communication skills training (CST) is necessary to produce improved outcomes. This chapter ... More


Communication between patient and caregiver

Linda Emanuel

in A Public Health Perspective on End of Life Care

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199599400
eISBN:
9780191739170
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599400.003.0041
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

The last communications of a dying person may be valued as the most important in a lifetime. Similarly, the decisions a person makes, including medical care decisions, as he or she negotiates the ... More


Communication and Collaboration with Patients with Disabilities

Nancy Berlinger, Bruce Jennings, and Susan M. Wolf

in The Hastings Center Guidelines for Decisions on Life-Sustaining Treatment and Care Near the End of Life: Revised and Expanded Second Edition

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199974566
eISBN:
9780199333332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199974566.003.0013
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

This section discusses several scenarios in which a patient's disability may be relevant to communications with health care professionals, the evaluation of decision-making capacity, or the process ... More


More than Ramps: A Guide to Improving Health Care Quality and Access for People with Disabilities

Lisa I. Iezzoni and Bonnie L. O'Day

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195172768
eISBN:
9780199865710
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172768.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Nearly 20% of Americans live today with some disability, and this number will grow as the “baby boomers” age. Despite this, the U.S. health care system is ill equipped to provide optimal, safe, and ... More


The Burdens of AIDS: Treatment and Its Discontents

Gerald M. Oppenheimer and Ronald Bayer

in Shattered Dreams?: An Oral History of the South African AIDS Epidemic

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195307306
eISBN:
9780199863976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195307306.003.0003
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter describes the early burdens carried by those dedicated to treating people with AIDS. To care for their patients, these doctors and nurses often needed to create their own clinics and ... More


Decision-Making Concerning Specific Treatments and Technologies

Nancy Berlinger, Bruce Jennings, and Susan M. Wolf

in The Hastings Center Guidelines for Decisions on Life-Sustaining Treatment and Care Near the End of Life: Revised and Expanded Second Edition

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199974566
eISBN:
9780199333332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199974566.003.0015
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

This section considers decision-making about different types of life-sustaining treatments and technologies. The discussions cover decisions to forgo life-sustaining treatments; communication about ... More


Better Outcomes, Lower Costs

Dennis Rosen

in Vital Conversations: Improving Communication Between Doctors and Patients

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164443
eISBN:
9780231538046
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164443.003.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter discusses the importance of good communication between physician and patient, and how its promotion and enhancement can lead to a better and more efficient healthcare system. Good ... More


Communication with Patients, Surrogates, and Loved Ones

Nancy Berlinger, Bruce Jennings, and Susan M. Wolf

in The Hastings Center Guidelines for Decisions on Life-Sustaining Treatment and Care Near the End of Life: Revised and Expanded Second Edition

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199974566
eISBN:
9780199333332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199974566.003.0012
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

Good care for patients facing decisions about life-sustaining treatment or nearing the end of life involves communication and collaboration with the patient and, unless that person objects, with ... More


Making it Stick

Dennis Rosen

in Vital Conversations: Improving Communication Between Doctors and Patients

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164443
eISBN:
9780231538046
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164443.003.0007
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter identifies ways of improving physician–patient communication at a systems level, through the strategic use of medical decision-making aids, health-information technology, and better ... More


Doctor-Patient Relationships and Our Expectations

Timothy J. Hoff

in Next in Line: Lowered Care Expectations in the Age of Retail- and Value-Based Health

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190626341
eISBN:
9780190626372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190626341.003.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Despite strong evidence over time of the clinical, psychological, and emotional benefits of strong doctor-patient relationships, these relationships are transforming quickly due to a “new normal” ... More


Putting it All Together: Creating a Better Clinical Encounter

Dennis Rosen

in Vital Conversations: Improving Communication Between Doctors and Patients

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164443
eISBN:
9780231538046
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164443.003.0008
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter provides practical suggestions on how both patients and physicians can improve communication in their one-on-one health interactions. The waiting time of patients could be utilized for a ... More


Disease, Illness, and Sickness

Dennis Rosen

in Vital Conversations: Improving Communication Between Doctors and Patients

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164443
eISBN:
9780231538046
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164443.003.0004
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter describes how the patient's understanding of his disease, shaped both by personal experience and cultural background, can profoundly influence his illness behavior. David Mechanic of ... More


Communication: breaking the news

Richard Sloan and Gian Domenico Borasio

in Palliative Care in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: From Diagnosis to Bereavement, 3rd Edn

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199686025
eISBN:
9780191765940
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199686025.003.0003
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

Breaking the news in ALS is not a standardizable procedure. However, proven techniques exist to reduce the trauma to the patient and ease the burden on the doctor. Information is best offered in a ... More


Psychological Dimensions of Decision-Making about Life-Sustaining Treatment and Care Near the End of Life

Nancy Berlinger, Bruce Jennings, and Susan M. Wolf

in The Hastings Center Guidelines for Decisions on Life-Sustaining Treatment and Care Near the End of Life: Revised and Expanded Second Edition

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199974566
eISBN:
9780199333332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199974566.003.0014
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

Professionals who care for patients and support surrogates facing decisions about life-sustaining treatment and about care near the end of life should have some knowledge of the ways in which ... More


Talking with patients

Catherine Proot and Michael Yorke

in Life to be Lived: Challenges and choices for patients and carers in life-threatening illnesses

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199685011
eISBN:
9780191765285
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199685011.003.0011
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

Talking with patients stands at the heart of the patient-carer relationship. Important principles are proposed. Communication involves information, but also feelings and perceptions. This notion is ... More


Finale

Muriel R. Gillick M.D.

in Old and Sick in America: The Journey through the Health Care System

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469635248
eISBN:
9781469635255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635248.003.0013
Subject:
Palliative Care, Palliative Medicine and Older People

The evidence suggests that medical care for frail, old people should be interdisciplinary, coordinated, and accessible. Analysis of the current system suggests it should begin with comprehensive ... More


Institutional Discussion Guide on Resource Allocation and the Cost of Care

Nancy Berlinger, Bruce Jennings, and Susan M. Wolf

in The Hastings Center Guidelines for Decisions on Life-Sustaining Treatment and Care Near the End of Life: Revised and Expanded Second Edition

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199974566
eISBN:
9780199333332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199974566.003.0016
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

Health care institutions grapple with the moral as well as the fiscal dimensions of resource allocation and health care cost. This section aims to help clinicians, administrators, trustees, and ... More


Why Do Single-Event Probabilities Confuse Patients?

Gerd Gigerenzer

in Simply Rational: Decision Making in the Real World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199390076
eISBN:
9780190240684
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199390076.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Unclear presentation of medical statistics such as the risks associated with a particular intervention can lead to patients making poor decisions about treatment. Particularly confusing are ... More


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