Cambridge Journals Online – Palliative & Supportive Care – Abstract – Cancer diagnosis disclosure from Portuguese physicians

Significance of results: Our results point to a paradigm shift in communication with cancer patients where disclosure of the diagnosis should be made part of general clinical practice. Nevertheless, physicians still experience difficulties in revealing cancer diagnoses to patients and often lack the skills to deal with a patient’s emotional responses, which suggests that more attention needs to be focused on communication skills training programs.

via Cambridge Journals Online – Palliative & Supportive Care – Abstract – Cancer diagnosis disclosure from Portuguese physicians.

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