Communicating bad news to patients: a reflective approach.

  title={Communicating bad news to patients: a reflective approach.},
  author={Deirdre McGuigan},
  journal={Nursing standard (Royal College of Nursing (Great Britain) : 1987)},
  volume={23 31},
  pages={51-6; quiz 57}
  • Deirdre McGuigan
  • Published 2009 in
    Nursing standard (Royal College of Nursing (Great…
Part of nurses' unique and challenging role in healthcare settings is engaging in difficult conversations with patients. Effective communication is essential to establish a successful nurse-patient relationship, put the patient at ease and promote better interactions. A reflective approach to care can help nurses to learn from experience and use this knowledge to communicate bad news to patients in a sensitive and timely manner. 


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