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Interventions for Maximizing Quality Communication in Cancer Care: A Systematic Review of Systematic Reviews

S Licqurish, L Pattuwage, S Chima, A Qama, J Emery

Journal of Global Oncology | American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) | Published : 2018

Abstract

Background: Clinician communication has shown to influence cancer patients' perception of care and satisfaction. Effective communication is therefore a critical aspect of patient-centered care. Health services should be implementing evidence-based communication interventions to improve the provision of cancer care to patients. Aim: We conducted a systematic review of the literature with the aim to identify effective communication strategies and/or interventions to improve clinician-patient communication. Methods: Five electronic databases (MEDLINE, Embase, PsycINFO, the Cochrane Library and CINAHL Plus) were searched for relevant citations from 2005 until October 2015 using search terms rela..

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