Importance of talking to seriously ill patients
Dion Smyth Lecturer-practitioner, Cancer and palliative care at Birmingham City University
Improving, increasing, integrating and better documenting conversations about serious illness with regard to the patient’s preferences, values and goals is possible and desirable, according to an American study of the effectiveness of a communication quality improvement intervention.
Cancer Nursing Practice. 18, 3, 10-10. doi: 10.7748/cnp.18.3.10.s9