Creating and maintaining 'optimism' in cancer care communication.

  title={Creating and maintaining 'optimism' in cancer care communication.},
  author={Nick Jarrett and Sheila Payne},
  journal={International journal of nursing studies},
  volume={37 1},
This study investigates nurse-patient communication in the cancer care context. Interviews with nurses and patients about their communication experiences and audio-recorded nurse-patient conversations were collected and analysed. A theme of 'optimism' largely manifesting as 'constructive realism' was one of four features identified by the qualitative analysis. The health professional has traditionally been viewed as the party with the power and control over conversation progression and topics… CONTINUE READING

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