Cancer care: how to speak to patients with a poor prognosis
Good communication and trusting relationships between nurse and patient are vital in delivering the best care for people with less survivable cancers
- About 90,000 people are diagnosed with one of the less survivable cancers every year in the UK
- Research suggests having hope can boost quality of life for terminally ill patients
- Evidence indicates patients are living longer with metastatic disease
More than 450 people die from cancer every day in the UK, according to data from the charity Cancer Research UK .
Most of these patients
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