New Challenges in Communication with Cancer Patients

  • Antonella Surbone
  • Matjaž Zwitter
  • Mirjana Rajer
  • Richard Stiefel

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. The Ilness: Discovering Its Truth

  3. The Patient and the Family

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 123-123
    2. Purvish M. Parikh, Kumar Prabhash, G. S. Bhattacharyya, A. A. Ranade
      Pages 137-143
    3. Eulalia Lascar, María Angelica Alizade, Blanca Diez
      Pages 153-167
    4. Lodovico Balducci, Martine Extermann
      Pages 169-177
    5. Guido Biasco, Matteo Moroni, Ludovica De Panfilis
      Pages 191-205
  4. The Physician

  5. Cultural and Social Context

  6. The Contribution and Interference of Modern Information Technologies

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 505-528

About this book


The relationship between oncologists and their cancer patients is rapidly evolving. Oncologists and other cancer professionals master new anticancer and supportive treatment options, while working under increasing economic pressure and time constraints, and are often unprepared to deal with all the challenges of their new position in a therapeutic relationship with cancer patients and families. Good communication is as essential as are modern laboratory tests and sophisticated diagnostics to achieve the best clinical results.

This book updates the evolution of truth-telling and communication patterns worldwide and offers insights into the recent trends and emerging challenges in communication with cancer patients and families. New Challenges in Communication with Cancer Patients is an invaluable resource to medical professionals, educators and patients in establishing a strong and effective partnership built on trust and mutual understanding.


Cancer Cancer Communication Cancer Patients

Editors and affiliations

  • Antonella Surbone
    • 1
  • Matjaž Zwitter
    • 2
  • Mirjana Rajer
    • 3
  • Richard Stiefel
    • 4
  1. 1., Department of MedicineNew York University Medical SchoolNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Institute of OncologyLjubljanaSlovenia
  3. 3.Institute of OncologyLjubljanaSlovenia
  4. 4.AstoriaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-3368-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-3369-9
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