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I have been an oncolgy nurse for 2 years. My dilemma: doctor breaks the news to patient and or family about poor prognosis or informs them that the best option would be DNR status. Family/patient insists that everything be done to "be cured" when unfortunately that is not an option. How do you gently break the news that in all reality it's time to let go and that there is nothing more to be done?
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