The viva (oral examination) is part of postgraduate examinations in surgery. This book provides a revision guide for the viva examination and its replacement, the new membership (MRCS) examination. It covers the most common general surgical operations, together with other topics popular with examiners. This revised edition takes into account both new advances in surgical techniques and recent changes in the syllabus.
Terminal illness. The needs of staff caring for terminally ill people. Breaking bad news. Assessing continuing needs for information and support. Planning support for family and close friends. Preparing relatives for bereavement. Making communication more effective. Potential communication problems. A three-stage model of support.