Improving serious illness communication for patients with advanced cancer
Despite professional guidelines recommending early serious illness conversations for all patients with advanced cancer, many times these conversations occur, late or not at all. A collaborative research initiative shows promise in improving patient-clinician communication by increasing the conduct and documentation of these important conversations in two medical oncology clinics.
Materials provided by Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. Original written by Lara Stahler. Note: Content may be edited for style and length.
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