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Featuring Demian Dressler, DVM and Susan Ettinger, DVM, Dip. ACVIM (Oncology), authors of The Dog Cancer Survival Guide

Doctor’s literature reviews, Communication, and Patient Preferences

Updated: November 22nd, 2017

There were many studies, articles and books Dr. Dressler and Dr. Ettinger used when writing The Dog Cancer Survival Guide. Here is a list of the most important references about the use of doctor’s literature reviews, communication, and patient preferences.

Please note that in vivo and clinical use citations were included whenever possible. We have also included links to the papers, where available. Most of the papers are found on the National Institute of Health’s online library, PubMed.

A focus group study of veterinarians’ and pet owners’ perceptions of veterinarian-client communication in companion animal practice. Coe JB, Adams CL, Bonnett BN., J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2008 Oct 1;233(7):1072-80

Evidence-based approach to the medical literature. Fletcher RH, Fletcher SW. J Gen Intern Med. 1997 Apr;12 Suppl 2:S5-14. Review.

Building on existing models from human medical education to develop a communication curriculum in veterinary medicine. Adams CL, Kurtz SM. J Vet Med Educ. 2006 Spring;33(1):28-37. Review.

Viewpoint: power and communication: why simulation training ought to be complemented by experiential and humanist learning. Hanna M, Fins JJ. Acad Med. 2006 Mar;81(3):265-70.

What veterinary clients really want, too? Milani M., Can Vet J. 2008 Oct;49(10):1021-4.

Patient preferences versus physician perceptions of treatment decisions in cancer care. Bruera E, et. al. J Clin Oncol. 2001 Jun 1;19(11):2883-5.

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