Acta Scientific Dental Sciences (ISSN: 2581-4893)

Review Article Volume 5 Issue 1

Breaking Bad News - A Neglected Aspect in Dentistry: A Brief Review

Dr. Nevica Baruah1 and Dr. Anisha Yaji2*

1Oral Medicine and Radiologist, Dental Surgeon, Assam Cancer Care Foundation, Guwahati, Assam, India
2Oral Medicine and Radiologist, Dental Department, Shri Krishna Sevashrama Hospital, Bangalore, India

*Corresponding Author: Dr. Anisha Yaji, Oral Medicine and Radiologist, Dental Department, Shri Krishna Sevashrama Hospital, Bangalore, India.

Received: November 16, 2020; Published: December 09, 2020



  An effective communication between the doctor and patient is heart and art of medicine. Though the art of diagnosing is taught in medical and dental schools the art of effective communication still needs to be worked on. With dentist being a primary contact point for diagnosing oral cancer cases, the diagnosis can alter the life of patient as well as their families. Unfortunately the dental practitioners are least exposed to situations where in they have to communicate the bad news to the patient. This review aims at shedding light on different aspects of breaking bad news to the patients in a dental set up.

Keywords: World Health Organization (WHO); Communication; Patient



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Citation: Nevica Baruah and Anisha Yaji. “Breaking Bad News - A Neglected Aspect in Dentistry: A Brief Review". Acta Scientific Dental Sciences 5.1 (2020): 40-46.


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