Talking to health professionals

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It may not always be easy to open up to your health professionals. You may feel you are taking up too much of their time or that you have bent their ear once too often. Regardless of how busy they are, doctors, oncologists, and other health professionals would rather have too much information from you than not enough.

Research consistently shows that good communication between patients and their health care teams not only improves patient satisfaction with care, but also improves their quality of care.

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Life, Hope & Reality was developed and written by Afaf Girgis, Claire Johnson, and Sylvie Lambert with funding from the NHMRC and Cancer Council NSW.

Last updated 30 August 2015