Communication Skills Training in Oncology: It Works!

  • F. Stiefel
  • N. Favre
  • J. N. Despland
Part of the Recent Results in Cancer Research book series (RECENTCANCER, volume 168)


While the previous chapter by L. Fallowfield and V. Jenkins focuses on different communication skills training (CST) concepts currently being utilized, this chapter reviews and comments the scientific evidence of the impact of CST on improving communication skills. The aim of this chapter is not to provide a complete review of the evidence—this has already been done in systematic reviews—but to discuss the scientific evidence and reflect on the available results and relevant topics for further investigations.


Communication Skill Simulated Patient Booster Session Communication Skill Training Videotape Interview 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • F. Stiefel
    • 1
  • N. Favre
    • 2
  • J. N. Despland
    • 3
  1. 1.Service de Psychiatrie de LiaisonLausanne University HospitalLausanneSwitzerland
  2. 2.Psychiatry ServiceLausanne University HospitalLausanneSwitzerland
  3. 3.Psychotherapy Research Unit, Department of PsychiatryLausanne University HospitalLausanneSwitzerland

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