The process of truth disclosure: an assessment of the results of information during the diagnostic phase in patients with cancer.

Abstract

BACKGROUND Surveys carried out in Mediterranean countries demonstrated very low rates of awareness of both diagnosis and prognosis among cancer patients. In our institution, a long-term training program aimed at improving communication skills among all physicians interacting with cancer patients was conducted. We report here the results of an extensive… (More)
DOI: 10.1093/annonc/mdn709

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