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Communication challenges in surgical oncology


Nestel, D and Cooper, S and Bryant, M and Higgins, V and Tabak, D and Murtagh, G and Barraclough, B, Communication challenges in surgical oncology, Surgical Oncology, 20, (3) pp. 155-161. ISSN 0960-7404 (2011) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2010 Published by Elsevier Ltd.

DOI: doi:10.1016/j.suronc.2010.07.006


In this essay we set out clinical communication challenges in surgical oncology. We draw directly on relevant examples where they are available. Otherwise, we refer to the more generic surgical and medical literature. We offer 'macro' and 'micro' perspectives on clinical communication. That is, exploring communication challenges at the level of the organization and between individuals, doctors and patients and interprofessionally across different settings. Training content and methods are reported that address the complex communication challenges associated with surgical oncology. Innovations in simulation-based education offer exciting new opportunities for formative and summative assessment. We outline limitations of the essay and finally propose the content of a surgical oncology communication program.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Research Group:Strategy, management and organisational behaviour
Research Field:Organisational planning and management
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in commerce, management, tourism and services
UTAS Author:Bryant, M (Professor Melanie Bryant)
UTAS Author:Higgins, V (Associate Professor Vaughan Higgins)
ID Code:114011
Year Published:2011
Web of Science® Times Cited:8
Deposited By:TSBE
Deposited On:2017-02-01
Last Modified:2020-04-21

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