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Talking about quality of life - the development of a communication training programme for oncologists

McCluskey, Serena, Greenhalgh, Joanne, Abhyankar, Purva, Takeuchi, Elena, Campbell, Lyndsay and Velikova, Galina (2008) Talking about quality of life - the development of a communication training programme for oncologists. In: British Psychosocial Oncology Society Annual Conference, 4-5 December 2008, Leeds, UK. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

In a previous study1, cancer patients completed QoL questionnaires and the results were fed back
to oncologists before the consultation in order to promote a discussion of patient well-being. This
resulted in improved doctor-patient communication and patient QoL scores, but the underlying
mechanisms linking the use of patient-reported QoL data in clinical practice to patient outcomes
were unclear. It was acknowledged that further understanding of the mediating effects of this
intervention was needed, along with the impact of these data on communication and medical
decision-making. A training program will be developed, informed by a detailed analysis of the use
of patient-reported QoL data in clinical practice

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0254 Neoplasms. Tumors. Oncology (including Cancer)
Schools: School of Human and Health Sciences
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Depositing User: Sara Taylor
Date Deposited: 09 Jun 2009 14:45
Last Modified: 12 Mar 2010 04:47
URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/4648

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