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Parents' perceptions of disclosure of the diagnosis of cerebral palsy
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    Presence of infants at the time of disclosure of diagnosis

    Thank you authors, for recommending valuable guidelines for disclosure of diagnosis. I believe they are really useful however I do feel presence of infants at the time of disclosure of the diagnosis is good practice but I would like to suggest caution because most of the times then, the parents are distracted by them and pay most of their attention in caring for them and making sure they are comfortable. I feel this mak...

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    Bad news will be unpleasant
    Dear Editor

    Bad news is called bad news because it is … bad news. To be told that their child has cerebral palsy is devastating for parents and it is naïve to expect parents to be anything other than deeply distressed.

    Baird et al interviewed parents to ask their views and feelings about how the bad news was broken to them.[1] Firstly, there are two sides to every story. They did not interview the doctors...

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