Henry Ford Hospital Medical Journal


Dana G. Cable


Caring for terminally ill patients requires effective communication skills. It is important that medical personnel understand appropriate ways to communicate with the patient in order to inform him about his illness, throughout its duration. Physicians must develop an understanding of how patients communicate and ways to respond to that communication. Furthermore, the physician needs to communicate with the family of the terminally ill patient. Effective communication must become a regular part of the treatment.



To view the content in your browser, please download Adobe Reader or, alternately,
you may Download the file to your hard drive.

NOTE: The latest versions of Adobe Reader do not support viewing PDF files within Firefox on Mac OS and if you are using a modern (Intel) Mac, there is no official plugin for viewing PDF files within the browser window.