What do patients receiving palliative care for cancer and their families want to be told? A Canadian and Australian qualitative

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English
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Peter Kirk
Ingrid Kirk
Linda J. Kristjanson
Publisher: 
British Medical Journal
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
London, UK

Obtained feedback from patients receiving palliative care and their relatives from various ethnic backgrounds about their experiences of the disclosure process and their satisfaction with information sharing during the illness. Finds that information delivery for patients needs to be individualised with particular attention to process at all stages of illness. Concludes that patients and families use secondary sources of information to complement and verify information given by health carers.

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ISSN 14685833