An important nugget in here about how to break bad news: Ask-Tell-Ask.
This is a skill we definitely need to develop - for physicians, patients, and families -Never Say ‘Die’: Why So Many Doctors Won’t Break Bad News via
The first physician, a specialist Naito had known for 10 years, refused to acknowledge the results of the “off-the-scale” blood test that showed unmistakable signs of advanced cancer. via
After doctors botched delivery of his pancreatic cancer diagnosis, this physician is teaching medical students how to break bad news to patients, -
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The future seems blackly obvious: Whimsically ironic robots will tell people that they're dying • Robot learns irony, and now people don't mind when it delivers bad news • Why so many doctors won't tell patients they're dying
ICYMI. Breaking bad news - important but very difficult role for physicians. Requires practice and empathy. via
Never Say ‘Die’: Why So Many Doctors Won’t Break Bad News – Kaiser Health News
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