Journal article

Breaking the bad news: Dilemmas in shared decision-making in medical practice

C Mohr, J Milgrom, M Griffiths, K Nomikoudis

AUSTRALIAN PSYCHOLOGIST | AUSTRALIAN PSYCHOLOGICAL SOC | Published : 1999

Abstract

In a review of the literature, very little empirically based research was uncovered to guide the practice of health professionals who need to tell their patients bad news and help them to decide on their preferred treatment option. Various practising styles and guidelines are presented, and ethical and crosscultural challenges discussed. An enormous amount of research still needs to be done to discover the least stressful ways of dealing with these issues in health care settings.