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Preferences for involvement in treatment decision making of patients with cancer: a review of the literature
European Journal of Oncology Nursing (2008)
  • Gill Hubbard
  • Lisa Kidd, Glasgow Caledonian University
  • Edward Donaghy
Abstract
A systematic review of the literature about patients’ preferences for involvement in cancer treatment decision making was conducted. Establishing preferences is important if the aim is to make health care more sensitive to the needs and expectations of each individual patient. Thirty-one papers were included in the review. Generalising from this literature is problematic because of limitations related to sample size, sample composition and methods used to assess preferences. Whilst we take cognizance of these limitations, research suggests that preferences vary considerably and that whilst most patients prefer a collaborative role, a significant minority prefer a passive or active role.
Keywords
  • cancer treatment,
  • decision making
Disciplines
Publication Date
September 1, 2008
Publisher Statement

Originally published in: European Journal of Oncology Nursing (2008), 12 (4), pp.299-318.

Citation Information
Gill Hubbard, Lisa Kidd and Edward Donaghy. "Preferences for involvement in treatment decision making of patients with cancer: a review of the literature" European Journal of Oncology Nursing Vol. 12 Iss. 4 (2008)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/lisa_kidd/3/