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Module 8 – Clarifying Diagnosis and Prognosis

This module reviews physician disclosure of diagnosis and discussion of prognosis. Sources of prognostic information and the role of integrated prognostic models and their limitations are highlighted. A six-step protocol to guide the communication and clarification of diagnosis and prognosis is included. Approaches for handling unrealistic expectations and denial are also discussed.

Module 8 – Clarifying Diagnosis and Prognosis (PDF - 1.6MB)

Module 8 – Clarifying Diagnosis and Prognosis (PPT - 534KB)

1.5 CE credits