Web Materials: The Art & Science of Prognostication Lesson 2


Web Articles

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)


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