Behind closed doors II: systematic analysis of prostate cancer patients primary treatment consultations with radiation oncologists and predictors of satisfaction with communication

Psycho-Oncology, 05/07/2012

Adjuvant treatment consultations in prostate oncology are characterized by a high degree of information–giving by the physician, a predominance of biomedical discussion, and relatively minimal time addressing patients' psychosocial concerns. Patients may benefit from oncologists who address anxiety and emotional distress during the primary treatment consultation, allowing sufficient time to ensure that patients leave the consultation with their communication needs having been satisfied.

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