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The importance of communication skills to effective cancer care and support Volume 12 Issue 10

Phyllis Butow

New South Wales Public Health Bulletin 12(10) 272 - 274 Published: 2001

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Phyllis Butow


In the last decade there has been an increasing emphasis on the teaching of communication skills. Why is this now considered so important, and does communication really influence patient outcomes in cancer care?