Communication: Breaking bad news

Max Watson, Caroline Lucas, Andrew Hoy and Jo Wells

in Oxford Handbook of Palliative Care

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print June 2009 | ISBN: 9780199234356
Published online August 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199598847 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Medical Handbooks

Communication: 						Breaking bad news

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After an introduction to breaking bad news, chapter 2 covers barriers to effective communication, specific communication issues, handling difficult questions, collusion, dealing with anger, exploration of feelings such as anxiety, patients who do not want to talk, handling denial, unrealistic expectation, and working with ethnic diversity patients.

Chapter.  5787 words. 

Subjects: Communication Skills

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