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How to Break Bad News By Rob Buckman

How to Break Bad News by Rob Buckman

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The author, after defining "bad news", looks at the basic communication skills needed by health care professionals in order to deal with difficult situations with sensitivity and compassion. He also considers reactions to bad news, as well as ethical, legal and cultural issues.

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How to Break Bad News: A Guide for Health-Care Professionals by Rob Buckman

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Table of Contents

Part 1: Why this book is necessary; who should read this book; a brief note about the format; objectives; why it is worth doing well; should we tell the truth?; who should break the bad news?. Part 2 Why breaking bad news is difficult: a definition of bad news; why bad news is bad; greater difficulty - facing death. Part 3 Basic communication skills: Professional listening; why patients are unhappy; the basic steps of the medical interview; professional versus social dialogue. Part 4 Breaking bad news - a six-step protocol: some general comments; the six-step protocol. Part 5 The patient's reactions: general hints in responding to reactions; specific reactions. Part 6 Other peoples' reactions: reactions of family and friends; doctor's reactions; issues between members of the health care team; ethical and legal issues; cultural issues.

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How to Break Bad News: A Guide for Health-Care Professionals by Rob Buckman
Used - Very Good
Pan Macmillan
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