Dr. Barnett is a palliative care physician who knows a thing or two about having empathetic conversations and delivering difficult news.
What’s inside this episode:
-How we in healthcare make assumptions about what a patient/family know and/or want to know
-How we minimize the impact of serious news
-How we answer feelings with facts
-How we focus on treatments rather than goals
-How we shirk our responsibility to offer recommendations when asked by patients/families
-How feeding difficulties are inherently emotional (more so than many other medical decisions)
Show notes can be downloaded below.
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