Dying doctor has some lessons on how to tell patients bad news

'Doctors need to supply the human touch, be fully present,' says Dr Ron Naito
Dr Ron Naito
Dr Ron Naito. Photo: Vimeo

As a doctor of almost 40 years, US internal medicine specialist Dr Ron Naito started to suspect he may have pancreatic cancer from his symptoms and test results.

But his own doctors made such a poor job of telling him the diagnosis, that he’s devoting his final months of life to teaching students the skills of delivering bad news.