New Challenges in Communication with Cancer Patients

Editors: Surbone, A., Zwitter, M., Rajer, M., Stiefel, R. (Eds.)

  • New Challenges in Communication with Cancer Patients is an invaluable resource to medical professionals, educators and patients in establishing a strong and effective partnership built on trust and mutual understanding.

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The relationship between oncologists and their cancer patients is rapidly evolving. Oncologists and other cancer professionals master new anticancer and supportive treatment options, while working under increasing economic pressure and time constraints, and are often unprepared to deal with all the challenges of their new position in a therapeutic relationship with cancer patients and families. Good communication is as essential as are modern laboratory tests and sophisticated diagnostics to achieve the best clinical results.

This book updates the evolution of truth-telling and communication patterns worldwide and offers insights into the recent trends and emerging challenges in communication with cancer patients and families. New Challenges in Communication with Cancer Patients is an invaluable resource to medical professionals, educators and patients in establishing a strong and effective partnership built on trust and mutual understanding.

About the authors

Antonella Surbone is a medical oncologist working in Italy and the US. Together with Professor Zwitter and Richard Stiefel, she authored and edited the 1997 New York Academy of Sciences volume Communication with the Cancer Patient: Information and truth, which inspired her further work and this present book.

Matjaz Zwitter is a radiation oncologist with a long-term interest in lung cancer, Hodgkin’s disease, and medical ethics. In addition, he serves as Professor of Medical Ethics at the Medical School, University of Maribor, Slovenia.

Mirjana Rajer is a medical oncology student at the Institute of Oncology, Ljubljana. She is involved in clinical research in lung cancer and conducts research in cancer-patient communication, with special emphasis on the impact of media and the Internet on patient-physician communication.

Richard Stiefel first worked with Drs. Surbone and Zwitter during his twenty years as Associate Editor of the Annals of The New York Academy of Sciences. He has had a parallel career as Lecturer in Music Theory at Hunter College of the City University of New York.

Table of contents (42 chapters)

  • From Truth Telling to Truth in the Making: A Paradigm Shift in Communication with Cancer Patients

    Surbone, Antonella

    Pages 3-13

  • Denial in Patient–Physician Communication among Patients with Cancer

    Aggarwal, Neil (et al.)

    Pages 15-25

  • Managing Uncertainty

    Schapira, Lidia

    Pages 27-37

  • Ethical Issues in Disclosing Bad News to Cancer Patients: Reflections of an Oncologist in Saudi Arabia

    Al-Amri, Ali M.

    Pages 39-50

  • Psychological Challenges for the Oncology Clinician Who Has to Break Bad News

    Stiefel, Friedrich (et al.)

    Pages 51-62

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eBook $219.00
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Hardcover $279.00
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
New Challenges in Communication with Cancer Patients
Editors
  • Antonella Surbone
  • Matjaž Zwitter
  • Mirjana Rajer
  • Richard Stiefel
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-3369-9
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-3369-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-3368-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-8749-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 528
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