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Breaking bad news in cancer care Part 2: practical skills

Donna Higgins, BSc (Hons), RNMacmillan Prostate Cancer Nurse Specialist, Frimley Park Hospital NHS Trust, SurreyBeing able to break bad news such as a diagnosis of cancer to a patient in a reassuring manner will be of immense help to the person at a difficult time. Excellent communication skills and good preparation are key to this task.

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