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8 Things You Should Never Say to a Patient

Nina Kim, Georgia Price | NursingLink

August 05, 2009

7. “It could be worse.”

Of course it could be worse, the patient knows that! Whether they have the common cold or a terminal illness, they aren’t likely to be focusing on how much worse things could get. Instead, patients are worried about the diagnosis, the healing process, the cost of care, if they can still work and an assortment of those fears. Plus, it could get worse.

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