How to Tell a Patient They Are Going to Die

Oncologists discuss tough topic on podcast

Talking about death is part of any oncologist’s daily work and most physicians’ overall practices. In this podcast, Timothy Gilligan, MD, medical oncologist and co-Director of the Cleveland Clinic Center for Excellence in Healthcare Communication, and Mikkael Sekeres, MD, MS, Director of Cleveland Clinic Cancer Center’s Leukemia Program and New York Times’ columnist, share what they’ve learned about this difficult subject over the course of their careers. They offer practical tips on providing comfort and guidance to patients and their families in the first episode of the American Medical Association’s Doc Talk podcast.

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