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Communication in palliative care; clear practical advice, based on a series of real case studies.

9781846195693

Communication in palliative care; clear practical advice, based on a series of real case studies.

Dunphy, Janet.

Radcliffe Publishing

2011

150 pages

$45.00

Paperback

R726

Dunphy, a clinical nurse specialist in palliative care in the UK, helps palliative care professionals improve their communication with patients. She uses case studies to illustrate the relationship; the characteristics of professionals, such as confidence and courtesy; assessment skills; communicating about diagnosis, treatment, and confirmation of a poor prognosis; understanding the impact of serious illness; ethical issues in communication, including autonomy, collusion, futility of treatment, euthanasia, and truth telling; advance care planning; breaking bad news; and the dying phase.

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