Enhancing Communication Related to Symptom Management Through Plain Language

Elaine Wittenberg, Joy Goldsmith, Betty Ferrell, Christine Small Platt

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Context Symptom management is a key dimension of palliative care. In addition to aspects such as assessment and pharmacological management of symptoms, professionals also require communication skills to effectively manage symptoms in serious illness. Objectives Application of the Plain Language Planner for Palliative Care

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)707-711
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Pain and Symptom Management
Issue number5
StatePublished - Nov 2015


  • Symptom management
  • communication
  • palliative care
  • plain language

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine


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