This book defines the specific communication tasks involved in talking with patients with life-threatening illnesses and their families. Topics include delivering bad news, transition to palliative care, discussing goals of advance-care planning and do-not-resuscitate orders, existential and spiritual issues, family conferences, medical futility, and other end of life conflicts.Table of Contents 1. Taking your skills to the next level2. Getting a good start3. Talking about serious news4. Making treatment decisions5. Discussing prognosis6. Between the big events7. Conducting a family conference8. Dealing with conflicts9. Transitions to end of life care10. Talking about dying11. Cultivating your skills.
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Titolo: Mastering Communication with Seriously Ill Patients
Editore: Cambridge University Press
Finitura: Copertina flessibile
Misure: 15x22 cm