Difficult conversations are exactly that: difficult. They may be difficult for numerous factors that are related to the subject matter, the patient, their relatives and friends and yourself. The first time you go through one of these conversation, you may feel drained, raw and emotional or you may not feel affected at all.
Dr James White is not just a GP but also an anaesthetic registrar in training who regularly works across critical care and has held numerous roles in medicine. The podcast goes through some different situations that may form a continuum of discussion from the delivery of a test result and possible life-changing diagnosis, the discussions that may take place when faced with an acutely unwell patient and end of life and DNACPR decisions. The episode discusses theprocess in more detail with input from a discussion on Facebook.
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