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Madison Lovette

27 April 2017
English 2001
Annotated Bibliography
Thompson, T.L. (2005). Staying out of the line of fire: a medical student learns about bad news

delivery. In Ray, E.B. Editor, Health communication in practice: A case study approach.

(pp. 11-25). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc.

In this textbook, based on case studies in the medical field, Thompson presents case studies
evaluating different situations one will face in the medical field. The author evaluates different
things like bad news delivery, patient evaluations, and many other aspects of the medical field.
Thompson was a scholar at Dayton University. She focused on communication in the health
field. She is a writer who has published many articles and books about end-of-life situations and
ethics in the health field.
I used Thompsons textbook for my Rogerian Letter as my case study to focus on. The case study
I chose had a focus on bad news delivery and how doctors interacted with patients. This case
interested me because the reason I changed my major to nursing is because I wanted to have lots
of interaction with patients and build relationships with my patients unlike doctors.
Rabow, M.W., & McPhee, S.J. (1999). Beyond breaking bad news: How to help patients who

suffer. In Western Journal of Medicine. (pp. 260-263).

In Rabows article, he explains how to go beyond telling a patient the bad news. He tells
physicians how to build an appropriate relationship with their patients and to be supportive. He
wants his readers to know that instead of being detached, physicians need to be caring let their
patients know that they are there for them.
Michael Rabow is a Professor at the University of California. He is certified in internal medicine
and palliative care. He was the Assistant Editor of a section in the bimonthly Journal of the
American Medical Association. He has written many times about caregiving and communication.
Rabows article fit well into my research due to his attention to how to have a balance of
emotions and professionalism. His article supported my statement that physicians need to be
empathetic and caring towards patients instead of detached.
Warmington, Sally (2011). Practicing engagement: infusing communication with empathy and

compassion in medical students clinical encounters. In Professor Micheal Traynor Editor,

Health: an interdisciplinary journal for the social study of health, illness & medicine.

(pp. 327-342). UK: SAGE Journals.

Warmingtons article describes how common it is for patients to have negative thoughts about
their doctors due to their seemingly lack of concern in result of being detached. She focuses on
the need for more compassion and empathy in the communication between doctor and patient.
Sally Warmington is a professor at the University of Melbourne in Australia. She is also a
Rehabilitation physician and has thirty years on clinical experience. She has published articles in
the Journal of Medical Ethics and Advances in Health Sciences Education.
Warmigtons article also supported my point in my Rogerian Letter that empathy and compassion
are extremely important in patient satisfaction. She points out that patients feel as if their doctors
dont care about their wellbeing due to their lack of compassion when communicating with them.