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Personalized Versus Generic Patient Handouts: Tools to Improve Patient Knowledge on Treatment Options and Perioperative Care

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In modern prostate cancer clinics, patients have ample access to Internet resources and books ordered from Amazon.com. Therefore, the amount of time they spend with the surgeon is much smaller than their personal reading time potential. Time with the surgeon is precious and clinics are busy. A well written handout can organize a patient’s thoughts and questions, and help increase your influence versus competing sources. In this chapter we offer a sample from my clinic using a broader version that is amenable to personalization with details you want patients to know. The format of the chapter gives step-by-step topics to consider and a sampling of what I provide.

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Davis, J.W. (2016). Personalized Versus Generic Patient Handouts: Tools to Improve Patient Knowledge on Treatment Options and Perioperative Care. In: Davis, J. (eds) Robot-Assisted Radical Prostatectomy. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-32641-2_29

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