Module 8 – Clarifying Diagnosis and Prognosis

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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.

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1.5 CE credits