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When the News Is Bad: A Guide for Health Professionals Ann Faulkner

When the News Is Bad: A Guide for Health Professionals

Ann Faulkner

Published December 31st 1995
ISBN : 9780748733453
Paperback
138 pages
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Communicating bad news is part of any health-care professionals routine work, yet it causes difficulties for those who see their role in terms of cure and care - towards restored mental health and physical health. If news is given badly, it canMoreCommunicating bad news is part of any health-care professionals routine work, yet it causes difficulties for those who see their role in terms of cure and care - towards restored mental health and physical health. If news is given badly, it can cause pain and confusion for the recipient, and stress and regret in the messenger. The conveyer of bad news may have no idea of the potential response, and so skills of information-giving must be combined with the ability to reflect the needs of the recipients, enabling them to take it in and move forward.