Gloomy prognoses: Be neither optimistic nor pessimistic, but realisticBMJ 2006; 333 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.333.7557.46-b (Published 29 June 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:46
- Stephen R Workman ([email protected]), assistant professor
- Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H2Y9, Canada
EDITOR—Neither undue optimism nor pessimism should dominate discussions with seriously ill patients and their family members.1 Instead doctors should gravitate towards enlightened realism. …
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