Discussing prognosis with terminally ill cancer patients and relatives: a survey of physicians' intentions in seven countries.
Publication Type:Journal Article
Source:Patient education and counseling, Volume 77, Issue 3, p.430-6 (2009)
Keywords:Adult, Aged, Communication, Confidence Intervals, Female, Health Care Surveys, Humans, Internationality, Male, Middle Aged, Multivariate Analysis, Neoplasms, Odds Ratio, Patient-Centered Care, Physician-Patient Relations, Prognosis, Questionnaires, Terminally Ill, Truth Disclosure
To determine the extent to which physicians in different countries intend to inform terminal patients and relatives about prognosis, and to identify physician characteristics associated with an active approach to such discussions.