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How and Why Clinicians Avoid Communicating Prognosis

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ISBN-10: 3843384835

ISBN-13: 9783843384834

Edition: N/A

Authors: Kasia Bail

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Prognosis communication is a significant area of patient dissatisfaction, and one of the most difficult aspects of health care clinicians' roles. The aim of this research was to investigate how prognosis is communicated between medical, nursing and allied health clinicians. A case series method was utilised, sampling patients with haematological malignancies in an acute care setting. Multidisciplinary clincians and patient records provided the data, which were then thematically analysed. Three major findings were revealed: 1. the term prognosis conjures the concept of death; 2. clinicians aren't prepared to discuss prognosis, even with each other, and 3. there is a prescribed pathway for…    
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Book details

List price: $78.00
Publisher: Lambert Academic Publishing
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 148
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.34" tall
Weight: 0.506
Language: English