Fellowship & Grant details

Fellowship posted by Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (03/04/2013 03.24)

Prognostic disclosure in the palliative phase of breast cancer: quality of communication from a patient perspective

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The aim of this study is to test whether physicians can lower patients' physiological arousal and improve their' recall of provided information in a bad news consultation via affective communication. This study contains an experimental design using two scripted video-vignettes of a bad news consultation, in which physicians' communication style is manipulated (neutral vs. supportive communication). Participants act as analogue patients. During the video-watching procedure skin conductance levels and heart rate will be measured to assess physiological arousal. Afterwaeds participants' recall of provided information will be analyzed.

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Research Fields

Psychological sciences

Selection process

The competition will be carried out by an evaluation of titles and examination by means of an interview.

Programme Description
Number of awards per year1
Annual budget22950
International mobility required ?no
Eligible destination country/ies for fellowsItaly
Eligibility of fellows: country/ies of residenceAll
Eligibility of fellows: nationality/iesAll
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Fellowship's Details
Career StageExperienced researcher or 4-10 yrs (Post-Doc)
Research ProfilesNot defined
Employment contract with full social securityyes
Total amount per fellowship per year19367
Covers salaryyes
Covers travel and subsistenceno
Covers research costsno
Maximum duration of fellowship12
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Funding organisation / Contacts
Università degli Studi di Verona - Dipartimento di Sanità Pubblica e Medicina di Comunità

Public research
Verona - Italy
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