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dc.contributor.authorBarnes, S.*
dc.contributor.authorGardiner, C.*
dc.contributor.authorGott, M.*
dc.contributor.authorPayne, S.*
dc.contributor.authorChady, B.*
dc.contributor.authorSmall, Neil A.*
dc.contributor.authorSeamark, D.*
dc.contributor.authorHalpin, D.*
dc.date.accessioned2014-12-19T10:16:29Z
dc.date.available2014-12-19T10:16:29Z
dc.date.issued2012-12
dc.identifier.citationBarnes S, Gardiner C, Gott M et al (2012) Enhancing Patient-Professional Communication About End-of-Life Issues in Life-Limiting Conditions: A Critical Review of the Literature. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management. 44(6): 866-879.
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10454/6815
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dc.description.abstractContext. The End of Life Care Strategy for England highlights effective communication between patients and professionals as key to facilitating patient involvement in advance care planning. The strategy emphasizes that, currently, communication in patients with noncancer life-limiting conditions is likely to be inadequate, and research has identified that patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and heart failure have a poor understanding of their condition. Objectives. To identify existing interventions of patient-professional communication developed for life-limiting conditions and explore the applicability of interventions developed within a cancer framework to other diagnostic groups. Methods. A comprehensive literature review of studies describing communication interventions for patients receiving end-of-life care was undertaken. Ten electronic databases were searched. Inclusion criteria were all English language studies relating to patient-professional communication interventions for patients with life-limiting conditions receiving end-of-life care. Results. Of the 755 articles initially identified, 16 met the inclusion criteria. Three core themes emerged from the synthesis of the literature: using education to enhance professional communication skills, using communication to improve patient understanding, and using communication skills to facilitate advance care planning. Conclusion. Although limited, evidence relating to the development and evaluation of communication interventions for patients with life-limiting illnesses would suggest that a successful intervention should include combined components of training, patient discussion, and education. In a context of limited resources and an increasing number of patients living and dying with chronic life-limiting conditions, the need for appropriate and effective communication strategies should be seen as a priority for both research and policy.en
dc.subjectCommunication
dc.subjectCommunication
dc.subjectLife-limiting illness
dc.subjectEnd-of-life care
dc.subjectPalliative care
dc.subjectChronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
dc.subjectHeart failure
dc.titleEnhancing Patient-Professional Communication About End-of-Life Issues in Life-Limiting Conditions: A Critical Review of the Literature.
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dc.identifier.doihttps//:doi.org/10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2011.11.009
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