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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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Patient Participation in Palliative Care

Dame Cicely Saunders

Oxford University Press

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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