Improving physician-patient communication in cancer care: outcome of a workshop for oncologists.

@article{Baile1997ImprovingPC,
  title={Improving physician-patient communication in cancer care: outcome of a workshop for oncologists.},
  author={Walter F. Baile and Renato Lenzi and Andrzej P. Kudelka and Peter Maguire and Dennis H. Novack and Michael G. Goldstein and Edmund G. Myers and Robert C. Bast},
  journal={Journal of cancer education : the official journal of the American Association for Cancer Education},
  year={1997},
  volume={12 3},
  pages={166-73}
}
BACKGROUND Physicians caring for cancer patients receive little formal training in difficult communications such as breaking bad news, discussing life support, and addressing patients' emotional concerns. METHODS The authors conducted a three-day workshop in communication skills for nine oncology attendings and three fellows. Topics for the workshop were selected by participants by a pre-workshop questionnaire. Small groups of four to five participants interviewed simulated patients who role… CONTINUE READING

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