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Communication Between Doctor and Cancer Patient

  • Marisa Cordella
  • Aldo Poiani
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Abstract

If there is one aspect of communication that the patient really wants to get right it is that with the doctor and other health-care personnel. It is important for patients that the doctor is given a clear description of not only symptoms, which will guide the first steps towards an eventual diagnosis, but also the overall situation, including psychological and relational aspects of life if required. In doing so, the patient will increase the chance of a better and more satisfactory medical intervention.

Keywords

Palliative Care Communication Skill Emotional Intelligence Medical Consultation Objective Structure Clinical Examination 
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  1. 1.School of Languages and Comparative Cultural StudiesUniversity of Queensland BrisbaneBrisbaneAustralia
  2. 2.School of Biological SciencesMonash University ClaytonClaytonAustralia

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