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Day One Talk: parent preferences when learning that their child has cancer.
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PMID:  23760458     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
PURPOSE: The discussion that occurs between a pediatric oncologist and a family when they first learn about their child's new diagnosis of cancer is known as the "Day One Talk." Few studies have addressed parent preferences when learning that their child has been diagnosed with cancer. The objective of this study is to assess what information parents of children with newly diagnosed cancer believe is important to learn during the Day One Talk. METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, a survey tool based on expert opinion was created to assess parents' views of components of the Day One Talk including its content, length, and setting, as well as whether the child should be present for the initial talk and which staff should be present for the talk. RESULTS: Sixty-two parents of children with newly diagnosed cancer participated. Ninety-seven percent believed that the Day One Talk is extremely important. Ninety percent believed that the word "cancer" should be used during the Day One Talk. Seventy-seven percent believed that the pediatric oncologist should provide specific numbers regarding cure rates for the patient's diagnosis. Eighty-four percent of parents do not believe that children younger than 14 should be present. CONCLUSIONS: These results suggest that parents of children with cancer have certain preferences regarding the Day One Talk. When conducting the Day One Talk, providers should elicit parent preferences regarding these issues in order to best meet families' needs.
Rachel M Kessel; Michael Roth; Karen Moody; Adam Levy
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-6-13
Journal Detail:
Title:  Supportive care in cancer : official journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1433-7339     ISO Abbreviation:  Support Care Cancer     Publication Date:  2013 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-6-13     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9302957     Medline TA:  Support Care Cancer     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Pediatrics, Division of Hematology/Oncology, The Children's Hospital at Montefiore, 3415 Bainbridge Ave., Bronx, NY, 10467, USA,
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