This project will develop a better understanding of how information-provision and communication in serious illness (e.g. advanced cancer) can hurt patients, and how such negative effects (i.e. nocebo-effects) might be minimized. Nocebo-effects are all negative effects on patient outcomes due to the context in which care is delivered (e.g. clinicians’ words) contrary to the medical-technical intervention (e.g. pill’s active ingredients). By integrating the worlds of communication and nocebo-effect research, this project increases knowledge on how to improve patients’ outcomes for the better, and opens a new research line in this undiscovered area.
About NIAS Seminars
NIAS Seminars are aimed to stimulate scientific cross-pollination within the NIAS academic community. Attendance is by invitation only.