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Listening is paramount when discussing sensitive topics with patients

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: (Published 25 September 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f5746
  1. Peter Ellis, foundation doctor1
  1. 1North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust, Middlesbrough, UK
  1. ellis.peter84{at}

Main’s Personal view article is important, and as highlighted by previous responses, there is a fine line between being a friend and being friendly.1

As a foundation doctor I have had to break or discuss bad news with …

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