publication . Article . Other literature type . 2015

Prognostic communication in cancer: A critical interpretive synthesis of the literature

Johnson, Matthew; Tod, Angela Mary; Brummell, Stephen; Collins, Karen;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Oct 2015
  • Publisher: Churchill Livingstone
  • Country: United Kingdom
<p>Purpose - For patients with cancer, providing appropriate information about prognosis or chances of recurrent disease remains a difficult area of practice. Much research has suggested that patients want to be given all available information, although the realities of attempting to do this are complex and may be perceived by some as uncaring. A review of recent literature was undertaken to explore the process of disclosure, patient experience and preferences for information regarding prognosis or risk of recurrence.</p>\ud <p>Methods - A systematic approach was taken to searching electronic databases for relevant literature from 2004 to June 2014. Primary rese...
free text keywords: Recurrence risk, Nursing, Realism, Disease, Medicine, business.industry, business, Patient experience, Disease factors, Cancer, medicine.disease, Patient need, Primary research
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