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Tuesday, April 7, 2015

On informing a patient of a terminal illness...

I think this issue is best broached on a very patient-dependent basis. Some patients may be more sensitive to such language, while others may appreciate the blunt truth. This goes back to something I believe cannot be taught in healthcare, and that is the ability of a physician to quickly gauge what type of communication that patient would prefer (in a way, the "politics" of healthcare).

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