WHEN DOCTORS TELL PATIENTS WHAT THEY DON’T WANT TO HEAR

Beyond the comedic exaggerations lies an age-old tension: Will our patients still like us if we tell them things they don’t want to hear? The challenge of communicating unpleasant, possibly profoundly upsetting information to patients is timeless. What has changed, however, is that physicians are now being judged, and compensated, based upon their ability to do it. More.

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About The Rev. Thomas C. Jackson

Ordained to the priesthood in December, 2010.
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