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  1. Oncologists' Communication About Uncertain Information in Second Opinion Consultations: A Focused Qualitative Analysis.Jamie L. van Someren, Vicky Lehmann, Jacqueline M. Stouthard, Anne M. Stiggelbout, Ellen M. A. Smets & Marij A. Hillen - 2021 - Frontiers in Psychology 12.
    Introduction: Uncertainty is omnipresent in cancer care, including the ambiguity of diagnostic tests, efficacy and side effects of treatments, and/or patients' long-term prognosis. During second opinion consultations, uncertainty may be particularly tangible: doubts and uncertainty may drive patients to seek more information and request a second opinion, whereas the second opinion in turn may also affect patients' level of uncertainty. Providers are tasked to clearly discuss all of these uncertainties with patients who may feel overwhelmed by it. The aim of (...)
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