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A quick guide to communicate important news to terminally ill patients

Ghio P. 1, Dell’Orco L. 2

1 Struttura Semplice Dipartimentale di Terapia Antalgica, Cure Palliative, Ospedale S. Luigi, Orbassano, Torino, Italia 2 Terapia Intensiva Neonatale, Ospedale Maria Vittoria, Torino, Italia


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The aim of this work is to be able to publish any information concerning communication with cancer patients by Health Superior Institute and compared with those recommnded in England.
The observation and the study protocol during the stay abroad have been given the opportunity to stylize specific information on the methodology of communication of important information to terminally ill patients. How is shared by all chronic pain is predominantly complex emotion, a mix of additions and perceived physical and emotional pain-emotional. Because accurate information is beneficial to the patient and that really is not turned, so to speak, in a bad stabbing it is necessary that you have created, over time, a concrete “therapeutic alliance” between body physician, patient and possibly family. This arises, for sure, even at first accepted the patient during the clinical visit attentive to detail, is renewed in the definition of the common objective to be achieved, so analgesia and it is expressed in the certainty that the physician provides all the resources realistically available. It is then up to the sensitivity of the operator, doctor and/or nurse, described in the “take charge” find, from time to time, the words and manners, verbal and nonverbal, to respond fully to questions of the patient same.

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