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Module 7-AA: Communicating Effectively

This module explores communication issues pertinent to African Americans with cancer and their health care providers, discusses strategies for culturally sensitive communication, and presents the SPIKES protocol, a practical framework for effective communication. It is a revised updated version of the original.

Module 7-AA – Communicating Effectively (PDF - 621KB)

Module 7-AA – Communicating Effectively (PPT - 9,455KB)

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The medical team and the family engage in conversation about whether the matriarch of the family, who has metastatic colon cancer to the liver, should begin tube feedings.