1.1. Communicating About a Progressive Diagnosis and Prognosis

  1. Margaret L. Campbell PhD, RN, FPCN
  1. Julia A. Walch

Published Online: 5 APR 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118704707.ch1

Case Studies in Palliative and End-of-Life Care

Case Studies in Palliative and End-of-Life Care

How to Cite

Walch, J. A. (2012) Communicating About a Progressive Diagnosis and Prognosis, in Case Studies in Palliative and End-of-Life Care (ed M. L. Campbell), John Wiley & Sons, Inc.,, West Sussex, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118704707.ch1

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 APR 2013
  2. Published Print: 9 JUN 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470958254

Online ISBN: 9781118704707

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Keywords:

  • Alzheimer's dementia (AD);
  • Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG);
  • Pneumonia;
  • Prognosis;
  • Progressive diagnosis;
  • Setting, perception, invitation, knowledge, emotions and empathic responses, and strategies and summary(SPIKES);
  • Urinary tract infection

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • History

  • Physical Examination

  • Diagnostics

  • Clinical Question

  • Discussion

  • Back to Our Case

  • Take Away Points

  • References