Communication in Cancer Care

  • Friedrich Stiefel

Part of the Recent Results in Cancer Research book series (RECENTCANCER, volume 168)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. E. Maex, C. De Valck
    Pages 1-5
  3. J. Cornuz, R. Bize
    Pages 7-21
  4. S. Dolbeault, C. Flahault, D. Stoppa-Lyonnet, A. Brédart
    Pages 23-36
  5. V. Kennedy, M. Lloyd-Williams
    Pages 47-60
  6. P. Firth
    Pages 61-71
  7. M. A. Grootenhuis, B. F. Last
    Pages 73-79
  8. F. Porchet
    Pages 81-90
  9. L. Fallowfield, V. Jenkins
    Pages 105-112
  10. F. Stiefel, N. Favre, J. N. Despland
    Pages 113-119

About this book


Communication as the Bridge to Hope and Healing in Cancer Care Cancer is ofen seen as prec ipitating an existen- specifc to patients of all ages, diverse cultures tial crisis; a crisis of spirit and an opportunity and lifestyles. Perhaps two of the most we- for meaning. Tis is true not only for the patient developed areas in communication in cancer with cancer and his or her family and loved ones, care relate to shared decision-making research, but also, interestingly enough, for oncologists and the efectiveness of communication skills and cancer care providers. For the patient the training of cancer care providers. Te feld of challenges are dealing with fear and uncertainty, communication research and training is thus maintaining a balance between hope and de- quite broad and still in development, although spair, comprehending information and enacting much has been accomplished, as is illustrated in shared decision making, living with choices, and, this textbook. for too many, fnding a way to accept death. For Tis text, Communication in Cancer Care the family the challenges are equally daunting; edited by F. Stiefel, represents one of the most fnding a way to support their loved one and help comprehensive as well as clinically relevant - them maintain hope, advocate on their behalf, ited volumes on the subject of communication help collect and integrate information. Tis must in cancer care to appear to date.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Friedrich Stiefel
    • 1
  1. 1.Médecin Chef de Service, Service de Psychiatrie de LiaisonCHUVLausanneSwitzerland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2006
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-30757-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-30758-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0080-0015
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