Linda House Highlights the Effect of Strong Patient-Physician Relationships

Patient-provider dialogue before making treatment decisions affects how satisfied patients are with their overall care, Linda House, RN, BSN, MSM, president of the Cancer Support Community, said at the National Comprehensive Cancer Network 20th Annual Conference.

Patient-provider dialogue is important while making treatment decisions because it affects how satisfied patients are with their overall care, Linda House, RN, BSN, MSM, president of the Cancer Support Community, said at the National Comprehensive Cancer Network 20th Annual Conference.

The Cancer Support Community’s own treatment decision counseling model found that patients engaging with their physicians more were more likely to participate in clinical trials.

“We believe that it’s critically important to make sure that providers have adequate time with patients to really go through that conversation and dialogue,” she said.