Breaking Bad News To Patients – A Good Article…..

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.

Dr. Warren


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