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How Should We Enhance the Process and Purpose of Prognostic Communication in Oncology?

Overview of attention for article published in AMA Journal of Ethics, August 2018
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Title
How Should We Enhance the Process and Purpose of Prognostic Communication in Oncology?
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AMA Journal of Ethics, August 2018
DOI 10.1001/amajethics.2018.757
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Abstract

We propose that effective prognostic communication requires attention to the process and purpose of communication, where purpose represents the will and process the ability to communicate. Prognostic communication has historically challenged clinicians and patients. Few interventions have been developed to improve prognostic communication, and those that have been developed largely target the process of communication. We argue that more work is needed to address the purpose of prognostic communication, because the first step in all effective communication is desiring to communicate well. In developing communication interventions, investigators should be thoughtful about the audience they are targeting, the goals of the intervention, and the feasibility of disseminating and implementing the intervention in busy health care systems with limited resources.

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Country Count As %
Unknown 3 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 1 33%
Student > Doctoral Student 1 33%
Unknown 1 33%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 2 67%
Unknown 1 33%