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Published: 2019-10-25

Communication with the patient's family

Bogomolets National Medical University
Bogomolets National Medical University
Bogomolets National Medical University
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The disease affects not only the patient himself but also his close environment, which is especially pronounced in situations of chronic and progressive pathology, which significantly changes the physical and mental health of the patient. The article discusses the basic prerequisites for the formation of psychological adaptation states in the family with patients, identifies factors that cause changes in family functioning, patterns of behaviour during the disease, general principles of communication of the doctor with the family and typical difficult situations of interaction.

Full-text of the article is available for this locale: Українська.


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How to Cite

Mukharovska І, Abdrjahimova Ц, Kleban К, Kalachov О. Communication with the patient’s family. PMGP [Internet]. 2019 Oct. 25 [cited 2023 Apr. 2];4(3):e0403-04211. Available from: