A clinical method for physicians in palliative care: the four points of agreement vital to a consultation; context, issues, story, plan.

@article{Noble2014ACM,
  title={A clinical method for physicians in palliative care: the four points of agreement vital to a consultation; context, issues, story, plan.},
  author={Bill Noble and Rob George and Rachel A. Vedder},
  journal={BMJ supportive & palliative care},
  year={2014},
  volume={4 3},
  pages={
          247-53
        }
}
In palliative care, where interactions cross clinical, pathological, psychological, social and spiritual considerations, it may be useful to take a minimal approach and avoid an overcomplicated or formulaic structure for the consultation. We will concern ourselves with points in the encounter where doctor and patient with or without family or carers need to be in agreement. Whether a consultation is based on a structured interview, a cue-based assessment or a narrative approach, the points of… CONTINUE READING
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