Delivering difficult news. Views of mental health staff in inpatient settings.

@article{Cleary2010DeliveringDN,
  title={Delivering difficult news. Views of mental health staff in inpatient settings.},
  author={Michelle Cleary and Glenn E. Hunt and Garry Walter},
  journal={Journal of psychosocial nursing and mental health services},
  year={2010},
  volume={48 6},
  pages={32-9}
}
In this study, we surveyed clinical staff to ascertain their views regarding the delivery of difficult news (DDN), such as the need for lifelong medication with possible side effects, in inpatient mental health settings. Nearly all staff agreed patients had a right to information about their diagnosis, two thirds thought the doctor was the best person to inform patients of their diagnosis, and approximately half believed full diagnosis and treatment disclosure may have negative consequences… CONTINUE READING