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Is there a Wrong and Right way to Break Bad News?

Being the bearer of bad news is one of medicine’s more emotionally challenging responsibilities. Getting it right is crucial not only for patients and their families, but also for the well-being of doctors themselves.

“If you’re giving someone bad news, it’s going to be pretty brutal for both the person receiving the news and the one giving it,” says Professor Stewart Dunn, a medical psychologist specialised in the psychological care of cancer patients and their families. Click Here to read Prof. Dunn’s complete article on the Australian Medical Association (AMA) Doctor Portal.

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