ISBN-10:
0521706181
ISBN-13:
9780521706186
Pub. Date:
03/31/2009
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Mastering Communication with Seriously Ill Patients

Mastering Communication with Seriously Ill Patients

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ISBN-13: 9780521706186
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 03/31/2009
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 170
Sales rank: 349,667
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.80(d)

About the Author

Anthony Back, MD, is Professor of Medicine at the University of Washington, Seattle, Washington. He is also Director of the Program in Cancer Communication at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, Washington.

Robert Arnold, MD, is Leo H. Criep Professor and Director of the Institute for Doctor-Patient Communication at the University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is currently President of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine.

James Tulsky, MD, is Professor and Director of the Center for Palliative Care at Duke University, Durham, North Carolina.

Table of Contents

1. Taking your skills to the next level; 2. Getting a good start; 3. Talking about serious news; 4. Making treatment decisions; 5. Discussing prognosis; 6. Between the big events; 7. Conducting a family conference; 8. Dealing with conflicts; 9. Transitions to end of life care; 10. Talking about dying; 11. Cultivating your skills.

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