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BrainWaves


May 31, 2017

When it comes to discussions on patient prognosis, it's easy to give bad news. But doing this well, and doing this with tact, is not so easy. It takes poise and preparation, and much more experience than you might have previously thought. Dr. Mike Rubenstein shares his approach in this installment of BrainWaves.

 

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