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Title: Core communication components along the cancer care process: the perspective of breast cancer patients
Author: Prades, Joan
Ferro, Tàrsila
Gil, Francisco
Borràs Andrés, Josep Maria
Keywords: Càncer de mama
Educació sanitària
Comunicació en medicina
Breast cancer
Health education
Communication in medicine
Issue Date: Oct-2014
Publisher: Elsevier
Abstract: This study sought to assess the impact of health care professional (HCP) communication on breast cancer patients across the acute care process as perceived by patients. Methodological approach was based on eight focus groups conducted with a sample of patients (n ¼ 37) drawn from 15 Spanish Regions; thematic analysis was undertaken using the National Cancer Institute (NCI) framework of HCP communication as the theoretical basis. Relevant results of this study were the identification of four main communication components: (1) reassurance in coping with uncertainty after symptom detection and prompt access until confirmed diagnosis; (2) fostering involvement before delivering treatments, by anticipating information on practical and emotional illness-related issues; (3) guidance on the different therapeutic options, through use of clinical scenarios; and, (4) eliciting the feeling of emotional exhaustion after ending treatments and addressing the management of potential treatment-related effects. These communication-related components highlighted the need for a comprehensive approach in this area of cancer care
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It is part of: Breast, 2014, vol. 23, num. 5, p. 617-622
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ISSN: 0960-9776
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