Consultation skills: Breaking bad news

Breaking bad news is always a difficult area for GPs, due to the complexity of the emotions that can be involved for both patient and doctor. Dr Pipin Singh offers advice on how to approach these consultations.

by Dr Pipin Singh
The patient may want to return with a relative to discuss the news in more detail (Photo: SolStock/Getty Images)
The patient may want to return with a relative to discuss the news in more detail (Photo: SolStock/Getty Images)

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