Shared Decision Making with Your Patients Diagnosed with a Chronic Leukemia: Part I

Jacqueline C. Barrientos, MD, MS, Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell, Hempstead, NY

Recorded on February 1, 2022

Jacqueline C. Barrientos, MD, MS
Jacqueline C. Barrientos, MD, MS
Professor of Medicine
Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
CLL Research & Treatment Program
Hempstead, NY

Shared decision making between patients and their healthcare team is an important component to treatment, regardless of the diagnosis. For chronic leukemias, patient worries may be intensified when doctors suggest forgoing active treatment for a watch-and-wait approach. In this episode, Dr. Jacqueline Barrientos, from the Northwell Health Cancer Institute in Lake Success, New York, highlights the importance of shared decision making with her patients. Dr. Barrientos discusses challenges that arise, shared decision making across the multidisciplinary team, navigating second opinions, long-term and late effects, and maintaining open lines of communication. Listen in on this important conversation today!

This podcast episode is supported by AbbVie Inc. and Genentech, Inc.

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