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Leadership & Professional Development

Communication Skills: Breaking Bad News in the Clinical Setting

Rosanne Radziewicz
Walter F. Baile
ONF 2001, 951-953 DOI:

Delivering bad news is an art as well as a skill. It is an art in that, as a colleague once said, “If done well, delivering difficult news will always be remembered by the patient and family. Conversely, if not done well, it also will always be remembered by the patient and family.”

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