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Breaking bad news.

  title={Breaking bad news.},
  author={Philip Taft},
  journal={Nursing standard (Royal College of Nursing (Great Britain) : 1987)},
  volume={24 10},
  • P. Taft
  • Published 2009
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Nursing standard (Royal College of Nursing (Great Britain) : 1987)
"Bad news" has been defined as any information which adversely and seriously affects an individual's view of his or her future; whether news is bad or not can only be in the eye of the beholder. [1]The news may be cancer but it may equally be Parkinson's disease, rheumatoid arthritis, schizophrenia, psoriasis, diabetes or any other lifealtering disease. It may be about a child who has brain damage or a serious congenital condition. One study found that 50% of parents were dissatisfied with the… 
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