Ajaj A, Singh M P, Abdulla A J J. “Should elderly patients be told they have cancer? Questionnaire survey of older people” BMJ 2001; 323 :1160
Back, Anthony L, Arnold, Robert M, and Quill, Timothy E. “Hope for the Best, and Prepare for the Worst” 4 March 2003 Annals of Internal Medicine Volume 138 • Number 5
Bailea, Walter F. et al. “SPIKES—A Six-Step Protocol for Delivering Bad News: Application to the Patient with Cancer” The Oncologist August 2000 vol. 5 no. 4 302-311 doi: 10.1634/theoncologist.5-4-302
Loprinzi, Charles L. et al. “Compassionate Honesty” Journal of Palliative Medicine. Volume 13, Number 10, 2010
Panagopoulou, Efharis et al. “Concealment of Information in Clinical Practice: Is Lying Less Stressful Than Telling the Truth?”Journal of Clinical Oncology 2008 26:7, 1175-1177
Parkes, Colin Murray. “Bereavement in Adult Life.” BMJ : British Medical Journal316.7134 (1998): 856–859. Print.
Von Roenn, Jamie H. and Von Gunten, Charles F. “Setting Goals to Maintain Hope” Journal of Clinical Oncology 2003 21:3, 570-574 (for purchase)
Dying Matters is a coalition of 32,000 members across England and Wales which aims to help people talk more openly about dying, death and bereavement, and to make plans for the end of life.
ACH is committed to improving communication through innovative research and teaching relationship-centered healthcare communication.