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J Cancer Educ. 2013 Dec;28(4):790-4. doi: 10.1007/s13187-013-0523-8.

Breaking bad news: current prospective and practical guideline for Muslim countries.

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  • 1Department of Radiation Oncology, King Hussein Cancer Center, PO Box 142 730, Amman, 11814, Jordan,


Breaking bad news is one of the most distressing tasks which face physicians on daily basis; however, only few doctors receive formal training on this task. Disappointingly, the current status of the "breaking bad news" sector in health care systems in the Muslim countries is largely unknown. The following article attempts to address the current status of breaking bad news in the health care sector in Muslim countries and devises a practical protocol which provides a stepwise framework for breaking bad news in Muslim countries.

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