When the treatment goal is not cure: are cancer patients equipped to make informed decisions?

  title={When the treatment goal is not cure: are cancer patients equipped to make informed decisions?},
  author={Melina Gattellari and Katie J Voigt and Phyllis Butow and Martin H. N. Tattersall},
  journal={Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology},
  volume={20 2},
PURPOSE Informed decision making now is considered the underpinning of ethical medical practice. We aimed to determine the extent to which patients with incurable cancer are adequately informed of their prognosis and treatment options and encouraged to participate in treatment decisions. PATIENTS AND METHODS One hundred eighteen cancer patients with incurable disease presenting for an initial consultation with one of nine oncologists at two Sydney tertiary referral hospitals participated in… CONTINUE READING

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