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Doctors' communication of trust, care, and respect

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: (Published 27 May 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:1317

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  1. Lesley Fallowfield, professor of psycho-oncology (
  1. Cancer Research UK Psychosocial Oncology Group, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, Falmer, Brighton, East Sussex BN1 9QG

    EDITOR—Burkitt Wright et al have not attended one of my group's communication skills courses; yet that doesn't stop them from saying that patients valued forms of communication that are currently not emphasised in training and research, and did not intrinsically value others that are currently thought important, including provision of information and choice.1 Apart from the breathtakingly absurd suggestion that a qualitative analysis of …

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