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Commentary on Dr. Death: Reflections of Death Telling
Academic Emergency Medicine
  • Catherine A. Marco, Wright State University
Document Type
Response or Comment
Publication Date
In ‘‘Dr. Death: Reflections on Death Telling,’’ Dr. Walthall adeptly describes her usual ritual of relaying bad news after a patient’s death and the necessary deviation from her usual routine during the case of ‘‘Reverend X.’’ She relates the family members’ reaction to death notification as one of extreme emotion, including anger, screaming, and throwing themselves against the wall.
Citation Information
Catherine A. Marco. "Commentary on Dr. Death: Reflections of Death Telling" Academic Emergency Medicine Vol. 13 Iss. 4 (2006) p. 465 - 466 ISSN: 10696563
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