How do you tell someone that they’re dying?


PODCAST: An innovative UK study shows how doctors depend on body language as much as words.

Ruth Parry and Dr Marco Pino (pictured) video recorded the interactions and were interested to find the nuanced methods used by doctors in a hospice setting to help end-of-life patients understand their prognosis.

Further information:

VERDIS: Video-based communication research and training in decision-making, empathy and pain management in supportive and palliative care

Engaging terminally ill patients in end of life talk: how experienced palliative medicine doctors navigate the dilemma of promoting discussions about dying