Patient-Facing Pathologists are Crucial to Quality Care
Patients are often unaware of the role pathology plays in their care and most lack the opportunity to speak directly to pathologists.
Hospitals and clinicians should make patients aware of expert pathology services as they would any other patient care asset.
Pathologists themselves should consider it a professional obligation to interact with patients who wish to discuss their diagnostic findings.
Communicating with patients allows them to better understand their diagnosis and the care they receive and allows pathology to become better recognized.
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