Hearing the bad news of a cancer diagnosis: the Australian melanoma patient's perspective.

@article{Schofield2001HearingTB,
  title={Hearing the bad news of a cancer diagnosis: the Australian melanoma patient's perspective.},
  author={Penelope Schofield and L J Beeney and John F Thompson and Phyllis Butow and Martin H. N. Tattersall and Stewart M. Dunn},
  journal={Annals of oncology : official journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology},
  year={2001},
  volume={12 3},
  pages={365-71}
}
BACKGROUND In the past, recommendations on how to break the bad news of a cancer diagnosis have been based on expert opinion. Recently, consensus-based guidelines for medical practitioners have been developed. The objective of this work is to investigate patient preferences for communication practices and to identify any disparities between these guidelines, patient preferences and patient recollections of hearing their diagnosis. PATIENTS AND METHODS A consecutive sample of 131 newly… CONTINUE READING

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