Textbook of Palliative Care Communication

Edited by Elaine Wittenberg, Betty Ferrell, Joy Goldsmith, Thomas Smith, Sandra L. Ragan Myra Glajchen, and George Handzo

Organized by the principles of the COMFORT communication curriculum, this volume introduces COMFORT, the study of communication, and includes chapters on health literacy and cultural communication, patient and family communication, barriers and approaches to palliative care with specific patient populations, advance care planning, and quality of life, and conducting qualitative and quantitative communication research.