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Baroness Trumpington, David Adam, Pauline Butcher Bird, James Sawyer
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Tue 12 Aug 2008 11:00 BBC Radio 4

Duration:
30 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 24 March 2008

Documentary looking at an unusual aspect of medical training. Medical schools hire actors to play the roles of patients in order to allow trainee doctors to practise the art of breaking bad news. Some older doctors are sceptical about the value of such education.

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