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Hope And Healing: Communicating With Families After A Loved One Dies

Intermountain Healthcare

For emergency medicine doctors Adam Balls, MD, and Christopher Anderson, MD, medical school didn’t provide a lot of training on communicating to families after a loved one dies. But taking time to acknowledge and honor the life of the deceased—even briefly—has helped them process the experience better and have more empathy for those left behind.

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