Breast cancer : sharing the decision / edited by Anna M. Maslin, with Trevor J. Powles.

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"Increasingly, patients with breast cancer are participating in the surgical and or medical decisions about their treatment. This involvement raises ethical issues about the rights of patients and their ability to give informed consent, concerns about the process of communication between the medical staff and the patient, and also involves psychological issues relating not only to the woman with breast cancer, but also her doctor."--BOOK JACKET. "Written for the surgical, medical, and clinical oncologists who deal with breast cancer patients, and senior nurses in breast cancer units, this book will also be of interest to trainees and practising oncologists who are interested in shared decision-making in oncology generally."--Jacket.


Oxford : Oxford University Press, 1999.

Physical description

xvii, 263 pages : black and white illustrations ; 24 cm.

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This item was donated as part of The Women's Health Library archive held by Wellcome Collection, reference SA/WHL


Copy 1. Donor: This item was originally held in the Women's Health Library. It was donated to Wellcome in 2016 by the Feminist Library, which acted as temporary custodian following the closure of Women's Health in 2006.
Copy 1. Former Women's Health Library shelfmark: Kyk


Ch. 1. Sharing the dilemma -- Ch. 2. Ethics and patient access to information -- Ch. 3. Clinical effectiveness and evidence-based practice -- Ch. 4. Communication, psychiatric morbidity, access to information, and decision-making -- Ch. 5. Approaches to shared decision-making -- Ch. 6. Shared decision-making: a summary and future issues -- Ch. 7. The breast care nurse -- Ch. 8. Decision-making in breast cancer screening -- Ch. 9. Decision-making for breast cancer predisposition gene testing.
Ch. 10. Breast cancer prevention using tamoxifen -- Ch. 11. Surgical treatment options -- Ch. 12. Early breast cancer--medical treatment options -- Ch. 13. Radiotherapy treatment -- Ch. 14. Resource organizations.

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-255) and index.


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