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Doctors' stress responses and poor communication performance in simulated bad-news consultations.

Brown R, Dunn S, Byrnes K, et al. Doctors' stress responses and poor communication performance in simulated bad-news consultations. Acad Med. 2009;84(11):1595-602. doi:10.1097/ACM.0b013e3181baf537.

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December 9, 2009
Brown R, Dunn S, Byrnes K, et al. Acad Med. 2009;84(11):1595-602.

Disclosing bad news to patients resulted in significant physiological and psychological stress for physicians. Doctors who performed poorly in these simulated scenarios were more likely to be fatigued or report symptoms of burnout.

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Brown R, Dunn S, Byrnes K, et al. Doctors' stress responses and poor communication performance in simulated bad-news consultations. Acad Med. 2009;84(11):1595-602. doi:10.1097/ACM.0b013e3181baf537.