publication . Article . Other literature type . 2018

Physicians' perspectives on communication and decision making in clinical encounters for treatment of latent tuberculosis infection.

Claudia C. Dobler; Sinthia Bosnic-Anticevich; Carol L. Armour;
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  • Published: 01 Mar 2018 Journal: ERJ Open Research, volume 4, issue 1 (eissn: 2312-0541, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: European Respiratory Society
Abstract
The aim of the study was to explore the views of tuberculosis (TB) physicians on treatment of latent TB infection (LTBI), focusing on decision making and communication in clinical practice. 20 Australian TB physicians participated in a semistructured interview in person or over the telephone. Interviews were recorded, transcribed and analysed thematically. The study identified challenges that physicians face when discussing treatment for LTBI with patients. These included difficulties explaining the concept of latency (in particular to patients from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds) and providing guidance to patients while still framing treatmen...
Subjects
Medical Subject Headings: bacterial infections and mycoses
free text keywords: Original Articles, 4, R, Clinical Practice, Family medicine, medicine.medical_specialty, medicine, Physical therapy, business.industry, business, Tuberculosis, medicine.disease, Adverse effect, Latent tuberculosis
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publication . Article . Other literature type . 2018

Physicians' perspectives on communication and decision making in clinical encounters for treatment of latent tuberculosis infection.

Claudia C. Dobler; Sinthia Bosnic-Anticevich; Carol L. Armour;