Information sharing experiences of professionals looking after children with cancer

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Published: 25 May 2022
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Dr Soumitra Shankar Datta - Tata Medical Center, Kolkata, India

Dr Soumitra Datta speaks to ecancer about experiences of professionals looking after children with cancer. The study was a qualitative exploration from a specialist paediatric oncology unit in India.

Dr Datta explains that this study explores communication preferences in paediatric oncology. He says the objective of the present exploratory qualitative study was to understand the views of professionals regarding information exchange during cancer treatment of children and complement these findings with clinic-based ethnographic observation of real-life consultations.

He then discusses the results of this study. Dr Datta concludes that the findings from this study may help tailor the discussions that professionals ought to have with families with a child with cancer.

The results may contribute to the understanding and developing training courses on communications in paediatric oncology for low-and-middle-income countries.

See the study here.