Measuring therapeutic alliance between oncologists and patients with advanced cancer: The human connection scale Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Medical Oncology
  • Neoplasms
  • Physician-Patient Relations
  • Psychometrics
  • Terminal Care

abstract

  • The THC scale is a valid and reliable measure of therapeutic alliance between patients with advanced cancer and their physicians. In addition, there was no evidence to suggest that EOL discussions harm patients' therapeutic alliance. A strong therapeutic alliance was associated with emotional acceptance of a terminal illness and with decreased ICU care at the EOL among patients with advanced cancer.

publication date

  • August 18, 2009

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC2771331

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/cncr.24360

PubMed ID

  • 19484795

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 3302

end page

  • 11

volume

  • 115

number

  • 14