I’ve never formally thought about how I break bad news to patients of mine. Its usually letting someone who thought that they simply needed a better optical correction know that their problem can’t be fixed by “stronger glasses”, the problem is caused by a condition like Macular Degeneration, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Diabetic Retinopathy or Keratoconus.
This article talks about a more “formal” approach that the author uses to teach medical students one of the arts of medical practice, handling patients, specifically when giving them bad news. Some good stuff here, for doctors and for patients.
Jennifer Unger, MD
Jennifer Unger, MD will begin seeing patients in my office on Fridays. Her first clinic day is this Friday, March 13th. Here’s a link to the email announcement:
She has practiced in Racine previously and also has her own office in Oak Creek. She will be providing general ophthalmology services such as Cataract surgery, laser surgery for Glaucoma and minor eyelid procedures as well as others. You can learn more about her at her practice website by following this link.
Dr. Unger is looking forward to rejoining the Racine health care community and has already provided outstanding surgical care to my patients in need of her services.