Jalid Sehouli: About the Art of Giving Bad and Good News Well. Kösel-Verlag (Hardcover)

About the Art of Giving Bad and Good News Well

Original Title: Von der Kunst, schlechte Nachrichten gut zu überbringen

Hardcover with jacket, 192 pages, 13.5 x 21.5 cm, 5.3 x 8.5 in.
ISBN: 978-3-466-34702-5
€ 20.00 [D] | € 20.60 [A] | CHF 28.90 * (* rec. retail price) recommended retail price

Publishing House: Kösel

Date of publication: March 5, 2018
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Rights sold to: Taiwan (China Times)

Jalid  Sehouli - About the Art of Giving Bad and Good News Well


The first book for a wide audience on an existential subject

To communicate bad news is a crucial part of daily work in various professions but also in all our personal lives, though it is one of the hardest things to do. Breaking bad news, however, can be learned and trained. Whoever would know this better than an oncologist who has daily conversations with his patients about life threating and life changing results and their consequences for the patients and their families and friends.

Jalid Sehouli, the author, is an internationally recognized specialist in cancer research and head of the department of gynaecology at the famous Charité in the Humboldt-University of Berlin.

Additionally, for more than 17 years, he has been giving training seminars to medical students and physicians, and has published several studies about cross-cultural communication between patients and medical professionals. He is also known for publishing prose and short stories.

With his personal, non-specialist and authentic way to address his readers which include a stories from his clinical daily experience, enriched by stories from other professions, he is sharing a rich experience with his readership which include physicians, nurses, patients, relatives but also other people from other professions, such as policemen, firefighters and paramedics.

In this unique book, he combines practical advice for discussing existential situations with a critical view at how the medical profession as part of its limited education and research in this important area are dealing with breaking bad news in their daily routine. Furthermore, the book wants to underline the importance and need to communicate bad news in a positive way within the medical profession and by other people with similar responsibilities.

"Sehouli argues for medical care in which emotions, personality, and relationships play a role."



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