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Breaking Bad News

Breaking Bad News

Breaking Bad News

Jonathan Silverman  GP
Jonathan Silverman GP
on behalf of Health Education England

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Launch date: 12 Mar 2018
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Last updated: 06 Nov 2019

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This session explores basic principles in breaking bad news and examines how these can be employed given the reality and constraints of the working life of a foundation doctor.


By the end of this session you will be able to:
● Identify the reasons why breaking bad news is so difficult for doctors
● List the basic principles of good practice
● Describe a framework within which to structure the telling of bad news
● List the skills that enable bad news to be imparted sensitively
● Describe how to maximise your effectiveness and look after yourself
Jonathan Silverman  GP

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Jonathan Silverman GP
on behalf of Health Education England

Jonathan Silverman is honorary visiting senior fellow and until recently was Associate Clinical Dean at the School of Clinical Medicine, University of Cambridge. From 1999 to 2014 he was Director of Communication Studies for the undergraduate curriculum in Cambridge which now involves over 700 half day small group sessions per year.

Dr Silverman is best known as one of the authors of the Calgary-Cambridge Guides to the Medical Interview, which provide a framework for describing the medical interview and incorporate a comprehensive set of skills referenced to the current evidence.

He has also co-authored two companion books with Suzanne Kurtz and Julie Draper - ’Teaching and Learning Communication Skills in Medicine’ and ’Skills for Communicating with Patients’.

In 2005, he founded the UK Council for Communication Skills Teaching in Undergraduate Medical Education which represents all 33 UK medical schools. Dr Silverman was previously chair of tEACH, the teaching committee of the European Association of Communication in Healthcare (EACH) and is now President of EACH.

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  • Health Education England
  • 0.50 Units -
    Exam Pass Rate: 60

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