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Communication with patients and families

Anna Spathis, Helen E. Davies, Sara Booth and Max Watson

in Respiratory Disease

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199564033
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191726217 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199564033.003.008

Series: Oxford Specialist Handbooks

Communication with patients and families

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Introduction - Barriers to communication in advanced disease - Discussion of prognosis - Advance care planning - Practical communication skills - Sharing bad news - Communicating with carers - Communicating within healthcare teams - Further reading

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Subjects: Respiratory Medicine and Pulmonology ; Palliative Medicine ; Communication Skills

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