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Palliative Care in the Home$
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Derek Doyle and David Jeffrey

Print publication date: 2000

Print ISBN-13: 9780192632272

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192632272.001.0001

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Communication issues

Communication issues

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(p.101) 8 Communication issues
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Palliative Care in the Home
Author(s):

Derek Doyle

David Jeffrey

Kenneth Calman

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192632272.003.0008

Communication forms the core of good palliative care. However, good communication skills are often overlooked as a crucial component of palliative care. This chapter provides suggestions concerning communications in palliative care. The suggestions are not intended as a treatise on communication; in general, they aim to provide ways of improving effective communications within the palliative setting. The suggestions frame the ideal communications between doctor and patient, between doctor and relatives, with fellow professionals and team colleagues, and between nurses.

Keywords:   communication, communication skills, effective communications, doctor, patients, relatives, professionals, team colleagues, nurses

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