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Breast Cancer: Sharing the Decision

BMJ 2000; 320 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.320.7248.1545 (Published 03 June 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:1545
  1. Peter Simmonds, senior lecturer in medical oncology
  1. CRC Wessex Medical Oncology Unit, Royal South Hants Hospital, Southampton

    Eds Anna M Maslin, Trevor J Powles


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    Oxford University Press, £24.99, pp 263 ISBN 0 19 262967 0

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    As we enter the new millennium, patients reasonably expect to be involved in decisions about their treatment, but engaging in this process is not easy for healthcare professionals. Each patient is individual and must be provided with information and allowed to participate in the decision making process to the extent that he or she wishes. For patients to be involved, there must be effective communication …

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