Delivering Bad News Badly

JAMA. 2023 Feb 14;329(6):463-464. doi: 10.1001/jama.2022.24765.
No abstract available

Plain language summary

In this narrative medicine essay, a resident physician practicing how to deliver bad diagnostic news to patients struck a balance upon learning that authenticity and presence were more important than the exact words he chose.

MeSH terms

  • Communication*
  • Delivery of Health Care* / standards
  • Physician-Patient Relations*
  • Truth Disclosure*