Breaking bad news: An essential skill for doctors(Article)

Abdul Hafidz, M.I.; Zainudin, L.D. (2016) Breaking bad news: An essential skill for doctors(Article). Medical Journal of Malaysia, 71 (1). pp. 26-27. ISSN 0300-5283

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Abstract

Breaking bad news is a process of delivering news, which may negatively affect a patient’s view of the future, however is an essential skill for doctors. There are a multitude of benefits if doctors can execute this task well, and will improve the disease journey for the patient. There are several published models including the SPIKES and ABCDE models to help guide the doctor to break bad news effectively. This important skill can be taught through various methods but the most effective may be actually observing a session by senior clinicians.

Item Type: Article
Creators:
  1. Abdul Hafidz, M.I.(Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA)
  2. Zainudin, L.D.(UiTM Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) Sungai Buloh Campus, Sungai Buloh, Selangor, Malaysia)
Journal or Publication Title: Medical Journal of Malaysia
Uncontrolled Keywords: Breaking bad news; Communication skill; Patient-physician communication
Subjects: R Medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
Depositing User: Ms. Juhaida Abd Rahim
Date Deposited: 12 Oct 2017 09:34
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2017 09:34
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/17975

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