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    Back to Module 2: Communicating Bad News
    Why is Communicating Bad News Important?

    Why is Communicating Bad News Important?

    • Most people want to know
    • Effective communication of bad news can:
      • Strengthen physician-patient relationship

      • Foster collaboration between patient, physician, and family

      • Permit patients and families to plan, cope

      • Enable families to:

        • encourage realistic goals and autonomy
        • support the patient emotionally
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