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Unformatted text preview: Still curable vs. stay comfortable • Recommendations for Patient-Centered Communication when discussing bad news o Prioritize o Practice and Prepare o Assess Patient Understanding o Determine Patient Preferences o Present Information o Provide Emotional Support o Discuss options for the future o Offer additional support o Consider individual preferences • Keep in mind the goal of care as the disease can change from curative to palliative care...
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This note was uploaded on 11/20/2011 for the course COMS 418 taught by Professor Jackson during the Fall '09 term at Cal Poly.
- Fall '09