In Cancer Talks, Doctor-Patient Communication Crucial, But Too Often It Stumbles
It's a conversation fraught with fear and anxiety, and both physicians and patients struggle to make those conversations productive and helpful in the end.
The Sacramento Bee:
Cancer Conversations: How To Manage The Tough Talk For Doctors, Patients
Cancer conversations have always been difficult, especially when dealing with the prognosis for survival. There can be a jarring disconnect between what a doctor says and what a patient hears. ... That disparity showed up vividly in a recent study by medical school researchers at the University of California, Davis, and the University of Rochester. (Buck, 8/15)