Laura A. Siminoff, PhD | Authors

St Francis Hospital


Surviving the Stresses of Clinical Oncology by Improving Communication

March 01, 2004

Armstrong and Holland’s articleprovides a clear and concisediscussion of many ofthe problems oncologists face in thehigh-pressure/high-stakes world of21st century medicine. Physicians ingeneral, and oncologists in particular,are overburdened with demandson their time, energy, and emotions.The authors present suggestions forrelieving these stresses in the formof a “survival kit.” The survival kit isinteresting because it provides an educationon how to communicate withpatients and deal with the emotionalaspects of practicing medicine.