Understanding and Utilizing Patient Preferences in Cancer Treatment Decisions.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Shared decision-making is a complex endeavor that should take into account the patient's personal preferences regarding treatment options. To truly empower patients to be partners in decision-making, especially in situations in which their preferences are important, physicians must learn to communicate better and to distinguish between what is "medical fact" versus a "value judgement." Knowing what are, when to ask, and how to ask the right questions will help physicians be effective in guiding patients toward the right treatments.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Ubel, PA

Published Date

  • May 2016

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 14 / 5 Suppl

Start / End Page

  • 691 - 693

PubMed ID

  • 27226516

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1540-1413

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1540-1405

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.6004/jnccn.2016.0194


  • eng