Multilevel barriers and facilitators of communication in pediatric oncology: A systematic review

Bryan A. Sisk, Kieandra Harvey, Annie B. Friedrich, Alison L. Antes, Lauren H. Yaeger, Jennifer W. Mack, James M. DuBois

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Abstract

Multiple factors can facilitate or impede the fulfillment of communication functions in pediatric cancer. In this systematic review, we evaluated 109 studies from the preceding 20 years that presented qualitative or quantitative evidence of barriers or facilitators to communication in pediatric cancer. Using a multilevel framework developed in our prior study, we then analyzed and categorized the levels of barriers and facilitators identified in included studies. The vast majority of studies focused on individual-level barriers, rather than team, organization/system, collaborating hospital, community, or policy-level barriers. Future studies should explore the full range of factors that affect communication.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere29405
JournalPediatric Blood and Cancer
Volume69
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2022

Keywords

  • communication
  • palliative care
  • pediatric cancer
  • physician–patient communication

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