Delivering bad news to patients.

Kimberley Monden, Lonnie Gentry, Tom Cox

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Abstract

When physicians lack proper training, breaking bad news can lead to negative consequences for patients, families, and physicians. A questionnaire was used to determine whether a didactic program on delivering bad news was needed at our institution. Results revealed that 91% of respondents perceived delivering bad news as a very important skill, but only 40% felt they had the training to effectively deliver such news. We provide a brief review of different approaches to delivering bad news and advocate for training physicians in a comprehensive, structured model.
Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalProceedings (Baylor University. Medical Center)
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StatePublished - Jan 1 2016

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