Patient and caregiver expression of ambivalence and reluctance

Developers: Gupta, 2023

Year of publication: 2023

Date last updated: 7 June 2024

Setting in which the tool was originally developed/validated: Palliative care

Restriction to setting(s): Palliative care

Target group: Patients and their informal caregivers in palliative care

Language(s): English


Specific constructs/behaviours:

Expressions of ambivalence and reluctance, specifically:
1) Internal ambivalence
2) ambivalence between patient and caregiver
3) patients/caregivers' unwillingness towards discussing a treatment option or actively stating against deciding for themselves.

Tool topics:

Cues and concerns / emotions
Shared decision making
Triadic / family consultations

Intended application: Not specified

Reference(s) to development/validation paper(s):

Gupta, M. N. D., Hantzmon, S. V., Kutner, J. S., Arnold, R. M., Duck, V., Mahoney, H., ... & Pollak, K. I. (2023). Patient and Caregiver Expression of Reluctance and Ambivalence During Palliative Care Encounters. Journal of Palliative Medicine, 26(10), 1391-1394.

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