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Improving How Doctors and Patients have Difficult Conversations

Cristian Zanartu, M.D. palliative medicine specialist, Montefiore Einstein Center for Cancer Care, discusses how dignity is one of the main elements that help patients cope with serious or advanced disease, and how one of the main hazards for patients’ dignity is lack of communication. Dr. Zanartu notes how studies have shown that the majority of patients undergoing serious chemotherapy treatments do not understand the goal of these drugs and describes the nuances of delivering treatment options. He describes Help-Hurt, a tool developed at Montefiore Einstein Center for Cancer Care as a way of bringing accessible and transparent information inside the doctor’s office when a new therapy is being presented. Dr. Zanartu brings the value of this tool to life through a 81-year-old woman with stage IV pancreatic cancer.

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Montefiore News

07/19/2016 Children’s Hospital at Montefiore Ranks as One of the Best in the Nation according To U.S. News & World Report
07/11/2016 Home-Based Intervention Aims to Curb Childhood Tooth Decay and Obesity in the Bronx
07/06/2016 Montefiore is Selected by CMS to Participate in New Cancer Care Delivery Model
06/28/2016 Montefiore and Burke to Establish Center of Excellence for Alzheimer’s Disease
06/14/2016 Montefiore New Rochelle and Montefiore Mount Vernon Receive Westchester Green Business Certification for Environmental Sustainability Achievements
06/14/2016 New Toolkit Aims To Prevent Dangerous Central Line–Associated Bloodstream Infections in the Home Care Setting
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