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n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - Communication in the diagnosis of childhood cancer : main article

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Abstract

Conveying the news in a thoughtful, caring and hopeful way shows respect and empathy for the family. Effective, compassionate and open communication has a positive impact on the way in which the family copes. It also helps to establish a relationship of long-term trust. Communicating the diagnosis should be the first building block in an ongoing communicative process. An honest and a humane approach that conveys some hope is advocated.

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2010-07-01
2016-12-05
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