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I think you make a great point and I completely agree with you. I think it's incredibly important that all physicians be taught the SICG, not only to communicate to their patients about their need of palliative care and what's to come, but also to help the physicians build their empathy and communication skills. Like you mentioned, not all specialities deal with life-threatening illnesses but physicians still often deal with having to communicate serious and distressing diagnoses, whether life-threatening or not. I know for instance, patients with epilepsy, which is not always life-threatening, often don't handle their diagnoses well because they believe there's a stigma that comes with epilepsy. I believe in instances like these, having physicians that know the SICG, would be extremely beneficial because it might allow them to sit and listen to the concerns of the patient and help them this of strategies to handle this diagnosis.

Spencer Finn

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