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Vol 9, No 6 (2013)
Review paper
Published online: 2014-01-28
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Disclosure of unfavorable information in clinical practice

Magdalena Jarosz
Onkol. Prak. Klin 2013;9(6):225-229.

open access

Vol 9, No 6 (2013)
REVIEW ARTICLES
Published online: 2014-01-28

Abstract

Disclosure of unfavorable information is an important aspect of the oncologist work. Knowledge of dedicated communication techniques is beneficial for the physician and the patient. The main steps in the process of unfavorable information disclosure, based on the SPIKES protocol, with practical examples, were described. Communicating the unfavorable news should be a basic skill of professional oncologist.

Abstract

Disclosure of unfavorable information is an important aspect of the oncologist work. Knowledge of dedicated communication techniques is beneficial for the physician and the patient. The main steps in the process of unfavorable information disclosure, based on the SPIKES protocol, with practical examples, were described. Communicating the unfavorable news should be a basic skill of professional oncologist.
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Keywords

physician–patient relations, truth disclosure, personal communication, patient rights, ethical issues

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Title

Disclosure of unfavorable information in clinical practice

Journal

Oncology in Clinical Practice

Issue

Vol 9, No 6 (2013)

Article type

Review paper

Pages

225-229

Published online

2014-01-28

Bibliographic record

Onkol. Prak. Klin 2013;9(6):225-229.

Keywords

physician–patient relations
truth disclosure
personal communication
patient rights
ethical issues

Authors

Magdalena Jarosz

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