Information giving and decision-making in patients with advanced cancer: a systematic review.

@article{Gaston2005InformationGA,
  title={Information giving and decision-making in patients with advanced cancer: a systematic review.},
  author={Christine M Gaston and Geoffrey Mitchell},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  year={2005},
  volume={61 10},
  pages={2252-64}
}
Patients with advanced, non-curable cancer face difficult decisions on further treatment, where a small increase in survival time must be balanced against the toxicity of the treatment. If patients want to be involved in these decisions, in keeping with current notions of autonomy and empowerment, they also require to be adequately informed both on the treatments proposed and on their own disease status and prognosis. A systematic review was performed on decision-making and information… CONTINUE READING

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