VIDEO: Truth telling about therapeutic aims of cancer treatment to patients
A CredoWeb interview with Prof. Dame Lesley Fallowfield, Psychologist & Professor of Psycho Oncology, Sussex Health Outcomes Research & Education in Cancer.
We know that when the diagnosis is cancer the primary task for doctors is to choose the most proper therapy for the medical case. On the other hand, how important is communication with the patient?
Does it make a difference how a doctor shares the diagnosis with the patient and how he explains the need for a radical and traumatic treatment - for example, breast amputation in case of breast cancer?
What are the most common problems in doctor-patient communication?
Interview: Christina Neumayer
Camera: Florian Kreis