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Bad News

No one likes bad news. One of the most difficult things is to break bad news- to tell someone that they are dying or to have to tell someone you are dying. We have been taught to do this in steps, to first fire a warning shot – and then on another occasion break more of the bad news. This allows time for the bad news and disappointment to be digested, worked out in the mind and processed. What has your experience been?

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