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Books, Journals, New Media
January 8, 2003

Oncology

Author Affiliations
 

Books, Journals, New Media Section Editor: Harriet S. Meyer, MD, Contributing Editor, JAMA; David H. Morse, MS, University of Southern California, Norris Medical Library, Journal Review Editor; adviser for new media, Robert Hogan, MD, San Diego.

JAMA. 2003;289(2):236. doi:10.1001/jama.289.2.236-a

In Brief:

In this video the actors Megan Cole and William Hurt speak the actual words of clinicians who participated in focus groups on the title subject. The aim of the video, intended for use in group workshops or by inviduals, is "to promote and foster discussions about . . . the demands that oncology places on all of us in clinical practice, in particular the personal burdens." Topics are: "Time Pressures," "Communication: Seeing the Person Through the Patient," "Breaking Bad News," "The Angry Patient," "Hope and Expectations," "Sympathy, Empathy, and Personal Boundaries," "The Dying Patient and the Physician," and "How to Cope." CME credit and an hour of ethics credit are available. Order from japted@mdanderson.org or Janis Apted, Director of Faculty Development, UTMD Anderson Cancer Center, Unit 182, 1515 Holcombe Blvd, Houston, TX, 77030.

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