Handbook of Communication in Oncology and Palliative Care

Paperback | May 7, 2011

EditorDavid Kissane, Barry Bultz, Phyllis Butow

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This comprehensive text provides clinicians with practical and evidence-based guidelines to achieve effective, patient-centered communication in the areas of cancer and palliative care. Written by an outstanding panel of international experts, it integrates empirical findings with clinicalwisdom, draws on historical approaches and presents a state-of-the-art curriculum for applied communication skills training for the specialist oncologist, surgeon, nurse and other multi-disciplinary team members involved in cancer care today. In this book communication is broken down into key modules that cover the life-cycle of cancer care. They include coverage of diagnosis and treatment including clinical trials, empathic support in response to distress, transition to survivorship or palliative therapies, discussion of prognosis,conduct of family meetings, and care of the dying. Complementary training of patients in their communication with the doctor completes the interactive dyad. The art of teaching, impact of gender and power in the consultation and the ethical context are carefully considered. Special communication challenges include discussion of genetic risk, rehabilitative and salvage surgery, promotion of treatment adherence, unanticipated adverse outcomes, intercultural issues, fertility and sexuality. The value of decision aides, question prompt lists, audio-recording ofconsultations and use of the internet is illustrated.By looking across the full spectrum of disciplines involved in the multidisciplinary team, discipline-specific issues are considered by experts in each field. In this manner, the needs of patients and their relatives are evaluated, including paediatric and geriatric populations. To achieve all ofthis, theoretical models are examined from the medical school to the highly specialized practice, facilitation training and actor training are made explicit, and international approaches to communication skills training are compared and contrasted. Finally, research tools that assist in codingcancer consultations, evaluating training courses, and employing mixed methods in studies aid the reader in providing clear and sensitive communication when handling challenging situations whilst treating cancer sufferers and palliative care patients.

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This comprehensive text provides clinicians with practical and evidence-based guidelines to achieve effective, patient-centered communication in the areas of cancer and palliative care. Written by an outstanding panel of international experts, it integrates empirical findings with clinicalwisdom, draws on historical approaches and pres...

David Kissane is currently the incumbent in the Jimmie C. Holland Chair of Psycho-Oncology and Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York. He is thus an Attending Psychiatrist at The Memorial Hospital for Cancer and Allied Diseases, and Professor of Psychiatry...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:784 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 1.68 inPublished:May 7, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Section A: Introduction to communication studies in cancer and palliative medicine1. Mack Lipkin: The history of communications skills knowledge and training2. Stewart M Dunn: The art of teaching communication skills3. Richard Brown and Carma Bylund: Theoretical models of communication skill training4. Cathy Charles and Amiram Gafni: Shared treatment decision-making and the use of decision aids5. Laura A Siminoff: The ethics of communication in cancer and palliative care6. Marianne Schmid Mast, Christina Klockner and Judith A. Hall: Gender, power and nonverbal communication7. Joshua Hauser and Gregory Makoul: Medical student training in communication skills8. Donald J. Cegala and Dana Eisenberg: Overview of interventions to enhance cancer patients' participation in medical consultationsSection B: A core curriculum for communication skills training for oncology and palliative care9. Walter F. Baile and Patricia A. Parker: Breaking bad news10. Phyllis N Butow, Martin NH Tattersall and Martin Stockler: Discussing prognosis and communicating risk11. David W Kissane: Communication training to achieve shared treatment decisions12. Jennifer Philip and David W Kissane: Responding to difficult emotions13. Linda Sheahan and Simon Wein: Denial and communication14. Terrance L. Albrecht, Susan S. Eggly, John C. Ruckdeschel: Communicating with relatives/companions about cancer care15. Nessa Coyle and David W Kissane: Conducting a family meeting16. Linda E. Carlson and Barry D. Bultz: Communication about coping as a survivor17. Lidia Schapira: Dealing with cancer recurrence18. Josephine M. Clayton and David W. Kissane: Communication about transitioning patients to palliative care19. Tomer Levin and Joseph S. Weiner: End-of-life communication trainingSection C: A specialty curriculum for oncology20. Richard Brown and Terrance Albrecht: Enrolment in clinical trials21. Jane Turner: Working as a multidisciplinary team22. Elizabeth Lobb and Clara Gaff: Communicating genetic risk23. Andrea Pusic, Rachel Bell and Diana Harcourt: Rehabilitative and salvage surgery24. Penelope Schofield, Justine Diggens, Sue Hegarty, Catherine Charleson, Rita Marigliani, Caroline Nehill and Michael Jefford: Discussing unproven therapies25. Carma L. Bylund and Jennifer A. Gueguen: The effect of internet use on the doctor-cancer patient relationship26. Kelly Haskard and M. Robin DiMatteo: Promoting treatment adherence27. Melanie Lovell and Frances Boyle: Communication strategies and skills for optimum pain control28. Thomas Gallagher and Afaf Girgis: Discussing adverse outcomes with patients29. Martin Tattersall: Clinical perspectives on shared decision-making30. Thomas F. Hack and Lesley F. Degner: Audio-recording important consultations for patients and their familities - putting evidence into practice31. Steven Klimidis and Harry Minas: Working with interpreters and achieving culturally competent communication32. Bejoy C. Thomas, Joshua J. Lounsberry and Linda E. Carlson: Challenges in communicating with ethnically diverse populations33. James Hallenbeck and Vyjeyanthi S. Periyakoil: Intercultural communication in palliative care34. Zeev Rosberger, Jeanne Carter, Marie Achille, Barry Bultz and Peter Chan: Communicating about infertility risks35. John W. Robinson and Joshua J. Lounsberry: Communicating about sexuality in cancer careSection D: Communication issues across the disciplines36. Sandra Winterburn and Susie Wilkinson: The challenges and rewards of communication skills training for oncology and palliative care nurses in the United Kingdom37. Anthony De La Cruz, Richard Brown and Steve Passik: Ambulatory nurses responding to depression38. Carrie Lethborg and Grace Christ: Social work support in crisis39. Kim Feigin and Laura Liberman: Communication in radiology40. Alexandra Heerdt, Bernard Park and Patrick Boland: Communication in surgical oncology41. Lai Cheng Yew and Jane Maher: Communication in non-surgical oncology42. Ilora Finlay: Palliative medicine: communication to promote life near the end-of-life43. Peter Speck and Christopher Herbert: Communication issues in pastoral care and chaplaincy44. Venetia Bourrier and Brent Schacter: Communication in oncology pharmacy: the challenge of the treatment adherence45. Barry D. Bultz, Paul B. Jacobsen and Matthew Loscalzo: Psychosocial program development46. Ron Adelman and Michelle Green: Communication challenges with the elderly47. Andrew Roth and Christian Nelson: Issues for cognitively impaired elderly patients48. Cynthia W. Moore, Michele Pengelly and Paula Rauch: Communicating with children when a parent is dying49. Marilyn Hundleby, Kate Collie and Linda E. Carlson: Creative arts in oncologySection E: Education and training50. Suzanne Kurtz and Lara Cooke: Learner-centered communication51. Carma L. Bylund, Richard Brown, Barbara Lubrano di Ciccone and Lyuba Konopasek: Facilitating skills practice in communication role play sessions: essential elements and training facilitators52. Paul Heinrich: The role of the actor in medical education53. Carma Bylund, thomas D'Agostino and Betty Chewning: Training patients to reach their communication goals: a concordance perspectiveSection F: International initiatives in communication training54. Robert Arnold, Anthony Back, Kelly Fryer-Edwards and Walter Baile: The OncoTalk model55. F. Stiefel, J. Bernhard, G. Bianchi, L. Dietrich, Ch. Hurny, A. Kiss and B Wossmer: The Swiss model56. Caroline Nehill and Alison Evans: The Australian model57. Simon Noble, Nicola Pease and Ilora Finlay: The United Kingdom general practitioner and pallaitve care model58. Isabelle MErckaert, Yves Libert and Darius Razavi: Communication skills training and research: the Brussels experienceSection G: Research in cancer communication59. Lyuba Konopasek, Marcy Rosenbaum, John Encandela and Kathy Cole-Kelly: Evaluating communication skills training courses60. Felicia Roberts: Qualitative approaches to clinician-patient communication61. Phyllis Butow and Sarah Ford: Doctor-patient communication interaction analysis systems62. Debra Roter: The Roter Interaction Analysis System (RIAS): applicability within the context of cancer and palliative care