Reactions to cancer: communicating with patients, family and careers

PUBMED ID:

20381407

 
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Authors:
Institution:
King's College London, Oral Health Services Research and Dental Public Health, Denmark Hill Campus, London SE5 9RW, UK. tim.newton@kcl.ac.uk
Title:
Reactions to cancer: communicating with patients, family and careers
Source
Oral Oncol. 2010 Jun;46(6):442-4. Epub 2010 Apr 8.

Abstract

Effective communication has benefits for both patients and members of the health care team. Five main communication tasks in head and neck cancer are identified: Screening for head and neck cancer and communicating risk; Communicating the diagnosis of head and neck cancer; Providing information about treatment and pre-treatment; Communicating following treatment and dealing with fear of recurrence; Discussing the end of life. For each specific aspects of the communication situation are discussed. Underpinning each is the use of core communication skills.
Copyright 2010. Published by Elsevier Ltd.