Comments and Reflections on “Pathologists and Patients: Can We Talk?”

Dehner, Louis P.
May 2003
Modern Pathology;May2003, Vol. 16 Issue 5, p519
Academic Journal
The article comments on the paper "Pathologists and Patients: Can We Talk?" by researcher Edward J. Gutmann. The paper examines the role of surgical pathologist in direct patient interaction. The pathologist should know what the patient has been told or not told about the pathologic diagnosis and the prognosis and what discussions have taken place with the immediate family. It is important for the pathologist to remember that the primary relationship exits between the clinician and the patient first and foremost. The paper also examines the role of pathologist in patient care.


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