Counseling and Informed Consent: The Experience in a Pediatric Cardiology Unit. How to Communicate a Pathological Diagnosis
Bassareo, P P
Tavera, M C
La Pediatria medica e chirurgica : Medical and surgical pediatrics 2010 Sep-Oct; 32(5): 206-10
The aim of our study was to create an operative scheme for conveying a pathological diagnosis with emphasis on communication strategies. In order to check the validity of the scheme, parents of 122 of our patients were contacted by an outside observer and were asked to answer anonymously to a questionnaire concerning their experience in our unit. The questionnaire has been structured in three parts in order to verify (1) the quality of the communication of the diagnosis, (2) the team-patient relationship and (3) the comparison between our unit and the others. 87% of parents declared the language used in the communication clear and comprehensible and the time dedicated to the explanations sufficient (p
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Patient Reactions to Confidentiality, Liability, and Financial Aspects of Informed Consent in Cardiology Research Fortune-Greeley, Alice K; Hardy, N Chantelle; Lin, Li; Friedman, Joëlle Y; Lawlor, Janice S; Muhlbaier, Lawrence H; Hall, Mark A; Schulman, Kevin A; Sugarman, Jeremy; Weinfurt, Kevin P (2010-03)BACKGROUND: Although the informed consent process is supposed to help potential research participants make informed and voluntary decisions about participating in research, little is known about how participants react to ...