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Patient Participation in Palliative CareA voice for the voiceless$
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Barbara Monroe and David Oliviere

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780198515814

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198515814.001.0001

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A voice for the voiceless

A voice for the voiceless

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(p.3) 1 A voice for the voiceless
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Patient Participation in Palliative Care
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Dame Cicely Saunders

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198515814.003.0001

This chapter discusses briefly the difficulty nurses, doctors, and other medical professionals experience when the time comes to deliver bad news to a patient. This difficulty is best shown in the author's encounter with a terminally ill patient. The chapter also includes several accounts of the author's encounters with terminally ill or severely disabled patients.

Keywords:   bad news, medical professionals, terminally ill, severely disabled

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