The recent report from the Royal College of Physicians has suggested that doctors ‘need to start early conversation with patients about dying.’ One reason mooted for doctors being reticent about starting such difficult conversations is that they may find it hard to tell patients that they have effectively ‘failed’ them.
Other than specialists in oral medicine and oral surgery, few dental professionals have to deliver such profound news to their patients. Often though, dental professionals do need to deliver bad news. The best way is to play it straight. Here’s how.
(A Guide To Breaking Bad News)
DentistGoneBadd was a General Dental Practitioner for over 30 years. He clung on to his registration with the desperation of a spider swirling down a plug hole, until his pension ripened and he flushed it away. He now sees a psychotherapist and giggles a lot.