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Communication in pediatric oncology: State of the field and research agenda. Pediatr Blood Cancer 2018 Jan;65(1)

Date

07/28/2017

Pubmed ID

28748597

Pubmed Central ID

PMC6902431

DOI

10.1002/pbc.26727

Scopus ID

2-s2.0-85026394980   60 Citations

Abstract

From the time of diagnosis through either survivorship or end of life, communication between healthcare providers and patients or parents can serve several core functions, including fostering healing relationships, exchanging information, responding to emotions, managing uncertainty, making decisions, and enabling patient/family self-management. We systematically reviewed all studies that focused on communication between clinicians and patients or parents in pediatric oncology, categorizing studies based on which core functions of communication they addressed. After identifying gaps in the literature, we propose a research agenda to further the field.

Author List

Sisk BA, Mack JW, Ashworth R, DuBois J

Author

Rachel Ashworth MD Assistant Professor in the Pediatrics department at Medical College of Wisconsin




MESH terms used to index this publication - Major topics in bold

Adolescent
Child
Child, Preschool
Communication
Decision Making
Female
Humans
Infant
Male
Neoplasms
Terminal Care