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Communicating with patients and families

Edwina Brown, Fliss Murtagh, Emma Murphy and Max Watson

in Kidney Disease

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print May 2012 | ISBN: 9780199695690
Published online July 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191740916 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199695690.003.0011

Series: Oxford Specialist Handbooks

Communicating with patients and families

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Choosing conservative (non-dialytic) care - Introducing palliative and hospice care - Helping with decision-making - Withdrawal from dialysis - Raising awareness and improving communication skills - Sharing bad news - Responses to difficult questions - Communicating with family members - Communicating on issues around sexuality and intimacy - Communicating within teams and information sharing

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Subjects: Palliative Medicine ; Nephrology ; Communication Skills

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