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Communication 

Communication
Chapter:
Communication
Author(s):

Victor Pace

, Adrian Treloar

, Sharon Scott

, and Max Watson

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199237807.003.0068
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date: 11 July 2020

Introduction 287

Effect of dementia on the quality of communication 288

Giving bad news 290

Communication with families 293

Consultation skills 296

Communication and the protection of vulnerable adults 299

Sharing confidential information more widely 301

Good communication is at the heart of good dementia care. Patients with dementia communicate less easily, understand less easily, and respond to advice and support less easily. Communication with family and friends is also crucial, as is the ability to discuss and explain bad news. Sharing information with other professionals is an essential part of good clinical care and there are simple rules to enable this to be done well and effectively....

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