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    Recommended Literature

    Buckman R. How to break bad news: a guide for health care professionals. Baltimore, MD: The Johns Hopkins University Press; 1992:65-97.

    Faulkner A, Maguire P. Talking to cancer patients and their relatives. Oxford, England: Oxford University Press; 1996:58-70.

    Field MJ, Cassel CK, Eds. Approaching death: improving care at the end of life. Washington, DC: National Academy Press; 1997:59-64.

    Quill TE, Townsend P. Bad news: delivery, dialogue, and dilemmas. Arch Intern Med. 1991;151:463-468.

    Sim I. How to Give Bad News. Available at: http://www.med.stanford.edu/school/DGIM/Teaching/Modules/badnews.html. Accessed October 23, 1998.

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