Journal article

Poor Communication in Cancer Care Patient Perspectives on What It Is and What to Do About It

Sally Thorne, John L Oliffe, Kelli I Stajduhar, Valerie Oglov, Charmaine Kim-Sing, T Gregory Hislop

CANCER NURSING | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2013

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Communication in cancer care is a recognized problem for patients. Research to date has provided limited relevant knowledge toward solving this problem. OBJECTIVE: Our research program aims to understand helpful and unhelpful communication from the patient perspective and to document changes in patient needs and priorities over time. In this analysis, we focus on patient perceptions of poor communication. METHODS: Using a qualitative longitudinal approach informed by interpretive description methodology, we are following a cohort of adult cancer patients across their cancer journey. We used constant comparative analysis of repeated interviews to examine thematic patterns in their..

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