Compassion in practice: Difficult conversations in oncology nursing

Anne Katz


Communication is central to our personal and professional relationships and even more so with our patients. It is through communication that we inform, educate and support our patients and their families. It is also through communication, verbal and non-verbal, that we convey compassion and ease the patient’s path from diagnosis, treatment, recovery and survivorship and, for some, to the end of life.

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