Doctors' communication of trust, care, and respect

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.328.7451.1318-b (Published 27 May 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:1318

Communication needs of all kinds of people should be explored

  1. Joyce Carter, consultant in public health medicine (Joyce.Carter@centralliverpoolpct.nhs.uk)
  1. Central Liverpool Primary Care Trust, Liverpool L3 6AL

    EDITOR—Smith queries whether the results of the paper by Burkitt Wright et al about doctors' communication with patients with breast cancer are generalisable to other patients.1 2 Treatment for early breast cancer is unpleasant, but the bulk is likely to be over within a year; the patient …

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