The difficulties experienced by nurses and healthcare staff involved in the process of breaking bad news.

Authors: Warnock C., Buchanan J. & TOD A.M. (2017)

Source: Journal of Advanced Nursing 73(7), 1632–1645. doi: 10.1111/jan.13252

Aims

The aim of this study was to explore the difficulties experienced by nurses and healthcare professionals when engaging in the process of breaking bad news.

Background

The challenges faced by staff when breaking bad news have previously been researched in relation to particular settings or participants. This study involved staff from diverse settings and roles to develop broader insights into the range of difficulties experienced in clinical practice.

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