Communicating with Cancer Patients
In 2019, more than 1.7 million Americans will hear doctors tell them they have cancer. Despite what they are told about their conditions and protocols to follow, in those first few days and months patients will likely only worry about being cured. Key to engaging the patient in their care is education.
Shared Decision Making
Through shared decision making, patients are empowered to take an active role in designing their own treatment and management plans. This can help to increase patient comprehension and engagement, which positively effects everything from a patient’s perception of care to the actual outcomes and cost of treatment.