How to Break Bad News: Physicians’ and Nurses’ Attitudes

  title={How to Break Bad News: Physicians’ and Nurses’ Attitudes},
  author={Mohammad Reza Arbabi and Ava Roozdar and Mohammad Taher and Samira Shirzad and Mohsen Arjmand and Mohammad Reza Mohammadi and A Nejatisafa and Mamak Tahmasebi and Alale Roozdar},
  booktitle={Iranian journal of psychiatry},
OBJECTIVE Bad news disclosure is one of the most complex tasks of physicians. Recent evidences indicate that patients' and physicians' attitude toward breaking bad news has been changed since few years ago. The evidence of breaking bad news is different across cultures. The aim of this study is to evaluate the attitude of medical staff toward breaking bad news to provide a clinical guideline in Iran. METHODS A descriptive study was conducted during 2008-2009 on a sample of 100 medical staff… CONTINUE READING

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