Sunday, May 13, 2012

Breaking bad

Doctor 1
[Bursts into room, sweeps aside the curtain around patient's bed]
So mate, turns out you've got cancer.  Any questions?  No?  Sure you'll think of some later.  We'll see you tomorrow, okay?
[Sweeps out again] 
Doctor 2
And that's a really good example of how not to break bad news to someone.


Lumpage said...

I really hope this didn't actually happen.

However if it did, I am encouraged that I think I can be better at breaking bad news.

PTR said...

It happened. Once the treating team decides the patient is a jerk, stand back. It can get ugly.