Giving bad news and picking up the pieces: tips for cancer nurses
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Giving bad news and picking up the pieces: tips for cancer nurses

Jennifer Trueland Health journalist

From initial diagnosis to end of life care plans, cancer nurses are likely to take a leading role in difficult conversations and emotional support for patients

Whether it is breaking bad news or supporting patients in the aftermath of hearing bad news, nurses have a key role in managing the emotional impact of a cancer diagnosis.

Cancer Nursing Practice. 21, 3, 18-19. doi: 10.7748/cnp.21.3.18.s10

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