RCT of Patient, Caregiver and Physician Communication Coaching in Advanced Cancer
The purpose of this study is to (a) determine whether a combined intervention for patients,
caregivers and physicians improves communication regarding prognosis and treatment choices
in advanced cancer, (b) to determine whether the intervention improves patient and caregiver
well-being, quality of life and sense of peace, and (c) to determine whether the
intervention affects health services utilization.
Allocation: Randomized, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Single Blind (Subject)
Treatment Intent and Prognosis
Investigators will assess patient question-asking, assertive responses and expressions of concern.
Ronald Epstein, MD
University of Rochester
United States: Institutional Review Board
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