Cancer Screening Decisions: A Patient-Centered Approach

Author: Adler, Ronald

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  • ISBN: 9781496359254
  • Author: Adler, Ronald
  • Publ Date: 2017-11-03
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  • Pages: 64
  • Imprint: LIPPINCOTT*#
  • Status: N11
  • ID - 566991

Description:

To screen or not to screen? Deciding when cancer screenings are a good idea has never been more complicated. Patients are flooded with conflicting information about the value of screening tests and have no easy way to figure out if and when a screening test is the right choice for them. This book changes that. Cancer Screening Decisions: A Patient-Centered Approach is a hands-on tool for clinicians to use with their patients as they weigh the advantages and disadvantages of cancer screenings. Taking a uniquely visual approach, the book walks through every step of the decision-making process for the four most common cancers: breast, colorectal, lung and prostate cancer. It's a vital resource for every clinician looking to personalize care and empower patients to make the best possible choices for their health. Inside this book, you'll find: -Simple, evidence-based infographics that make cancer screening data easy to understand. -Quick-reference tabs for easy navigation. -Desktop flip design for dual use between patient and clinician -Patient-side pages that distill complex, yet essential information into helpful visuals and graphics -Clinician-side pages that serve as practical guides for facilitating challenging conversations -A primer on shared decision making -An approachable resource ideal for both waiting rooms and patient rooms.

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Dr. Adler's exceptional work is easy to read, understand and share with your patients. It IS the very tool needed to assist in shared decision making. Cancer Screening Decisions introduces the pros and cons of testing for the most common cancers and delivers the statistics in terms everyone can understand, with the best and most current data and easy to read graphics.Cancer Screening Decisions is the future of helping you to understand your patients' questions and concerns about whether a cancer screening test is right for them.- Frank J. Domino, MDProfessor, Department of Family Medicine & Community Health University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worchester, MA Editor-in-Chief, The 5-Minute Clinical Consult


 

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